01328: backups by visitors

Summary: backups by visitors
Created: 2013-10-26 04:45
Status: Open
Category: Other
From: nikos?
Priority: 4
Version: any
OS: linux/unix, apache,

Description: Could visitors/readers/contributors be able to backup the wiki, for themselves?
nikos? October 26, 2013, at 05:04 AM

Here are my thoughts:

If you are going to make a truly collaborative wiki,
shouldn't the viewers(readers), and the anonymous, or not, contributors,
be able to backup their contribution, or the entire wiki?

Should they depend on the administrators?

What if the administrators abandon the project?
Will all that work go wasted?

What if they disagree with the projects majority or direction?

What if they want to create something like a fork of the wiki?

What if they just want to copy everything for whatever reason?


How could that be possible?

Is it a matter of files and folders permissions (ftp/http)?

Would there be security issues?

Could they use a synchronization tool or something?

Are there ways not to eat up too much bandwidth?

nikos? October 26, 2013, at 05:04 AM

I think this would be great! I'm not quite sure what the best way to do it would be. When we figure it out, we could add information to the WikiTeam wiki at http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=WikiTeam to help that community take backups of PmWiki wikis, as is done with MediaWiki ones.

Sam January 12, 2014, at 11:39 PM