>> And people who don't know much about a subject tend to defer
>> to those who know more.
> I give you the great "Yet Another Alternative (Re: OSX Server Pieces on
> Multiple Machines)" thread on this mailing list as a counterexample.
> Open source software works because you have to be reasonably expert to
> contribute and all your contributions will be reviewed by other experts.
> Open source encyclopedias can be edited by any idiot, and with 900,000
> entries an erroneous entry can persist for quite a while before being
> reviewed by someone with the expertise to correct a subtle error.
A secondary problem with a casual attitude towards vetting of wiki entries
is that the great google cache can result in incorrect information lasting
far longer than it should.
Dave has a good point...no open source project just includes code because it
was submitted. It's run through some sort of approval process or bad things
happen. If a Wiki doesn't do the same, bad things can and do happen.
John C. Welch Writer/Analyst
Bynkii.com Mac and other opinions