On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:35:35 +0900, James Britt
<jamesUNDERBARb / neurogami.com> wrote:
> Nicholas Van Weerdenburg wrote:
> > I'm about to kick off a wiki at work for collaboration.
> >
> > Any tips for using  RuWiki in a corporate setting, e.g. logons and/or
> > Ldap connectivity?
> 
> Interesting question, though I tend to think wikis work best with no
> log-on at all.
>

I think the bigger issue is one of being forced to create an account
and juggle yet-another-username-password. I think it would only fly if
it used the corporate ldap, and possibly automated the logo (though
most people have Firefox or IE remembering their passwords already for
other Intranet app).
 
> Still, I can imagine that some places might frown on anonymous commenting.
> 

This is also an issue.

But also, I think the anonymity is awkward for people new to Wikis.
With the infrastructure in place already with user name and passwords,
this is probably smoother then teaching people who the Anonymous
Coward is.

There is also value in attribution. I know the people inside my
company who I'm keen to listen to. And whereas there is value to
anonymity in encouraging authorship, attribution is moreso I think,
especially in a horizontal group using a wiki- i.e. programmers but
not VPs. Generally, I think ease-of-authorship is the main benefit on
logon-less wikis. My hope the corporate infrastructure allows logons
is an easier manner.

I also hope to attach cvs at the backend enabling use on annotate-
ideally within the wiki page itself.

The other issue is a user's name versus a username.  I prefer to type
my username, but have my name displayed. But that's probably unique to
longer names :).

> Jame
> 
> 

Regards,
Nick