Smallest Federated Wiki

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Smallest Federated Wiki is a software platform developed by Ward Cunningham which adds forking features found in source control systems and other software development tools to wikis.[1] The project was launched at IndieWebCamp 2011.[2] The software allows its users to fork wiki pages, maintaining their own copies.

Federation supports what Cunningham has described as "a chorus of voices" where users share content but maintain their individual perspectives.[3] This approach contrasts with the tendency of centralized wikis such as Wikipedia to function as consensus engines.[4]


  1. ^ "Wiki Inventor Sticks a Fork in His Baby". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  2. ^ "Ward Cunningham's Smallest Federated Wiki Paves Road To Our Curated Future". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  3. ^ "A modern wiki for a modern internet: the Smallest Federated Wiki on The GovLab's Demos for Democracy". Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  4. ^ "Federated Education: New Directions in Digital Collaboration". Retrieved 2015-01-07.

External links

  • Official website
  • Federated Wiki - A conversation with Jeff Rimland and Ward Cunningham - a video podcast published by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning
  • Missing from the Beginning: The Federation of Wiki Presentation by Ward Cunningham at the University of Advanced Technology

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