is the idea of linking wikis together.
Historically, the term referred to having one wiki,
distributed across several servers; See:DistributedWiki
Over time, InterWiki
has come to mean connecting existing wiki,
of various WikiEngine types,
The idea has expanded even beyond wiki: Connecting all
willing communication systems together into a gigantic mesh of software. See IntComm
organizing happens all over the web. Many wiki and mailing lists contribute substantially to InterWiki
efforts. Wiki include MeatballWiki
), and the InterWikiWiki
Not all InterWiki
work is technology work; Some of it is purely social (introducing sympathetic wiki communities to each other) - like the TourBusStop
project, some of it is standards based (WikiNodes
), some of it is legal. (http://wikilegal.wiki.taoriver.net/
Alas, two wiki – “Wiki Futures” and “Wiki Legal” – are offline as of 2008-03-11. In a couple of months, if they are still offline, please delete those delegations.
Work on InterWiki
technologies and conventions has been in effect for a long time now. SisterSites
have been around for a long time.
New linking technologies such as the
Many more technologies on the way.
- Page transfer standards, independent of wiki syntax, is underway. And a lot of work on a
It is clear that InterWiki
technology has been delivered, and is continuing to be developed, and will expand in the future.
The future appears to be less Inter-Wiki
and more Inter-Net.
What has been called wiki
appears to be becoming the document arm
ublicInternet Communication, meshing with threading friendly systems, blogs, identity services, resource sharing, and existing online communities.