Last changed: 2009/02/07 19:22 


A text can be published on the public wiki when it has got a public form - article, study, howto, comment, report, review, analysis, description - with enough documentation and references to be read by an external reader, and when it gives a light on specific tracks, concepts, practices and questions we're developing within the lab. We can see and understand the public wiki like a (on-line) revue.

For example, your text on LAC is perfectly suiting, no? Maybe it can be completed with some links or viewpoints towards our experimentations, with some questions you're pointing out in relation to ours ?

Even if the text can be completed by the author and by other members of the lab after its publishing on the public wiki (that's the main function of a wiki with all the possibilities to link between terms and texts within the wiki), each one of us as an author can decide when one can move it to the public wiki. The lonely rule I see is : we feel when a text can be published when it's not only a note on a napkin or a in-progress draft and worknote, and when each member of the lab can comment it. The essential thing is that each text must be read by us. So this is because I put the feature to receive by mail the RSS file of the wiki (wikidolist). It seems working and useful. I'll extend it to the public wiki.

I think it's important too to put on the public wiki some texts or abstracts of texts of other authors, if these texts are linked to ours (like references) and if they're well quoted : name of the author, title, book, pages, images' legends, urls of the original, and so on. Idem for images, videos, and so on. Sometimes, an external link is enough.

About using media on the wiki: currently it automatically reads images (jpg, jpeg, gif, png) and I can program it in order to read mov, mp3 and flv files (from YouTube) if it's needed. But I think it's not so easy, specially for mov and mp3, because the light structure of the wiki is not made to read heavy stuff. The better way I've found is to automatically open urls on a blank new page, thus url of external pages or url of external media can be read easily without weighing on the wiki.