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Migrating from Wikispaces to MediaWiki
OBIT is considering a migration from wikispaces to a privately hosted instance of MediaWiki.
The rational for this is simple: moving to MediaWiki will give us ownership and control over our data.
"Pros" for the migration:
- Occupy Boston web space can be consolidated under occupyboston.org (without a $20/mo fee)
- We control our own data, on private servers, protected from corporate (& gov't) interests
- A MediaWiki instance will allow for more customization and more powerful features than wikispaces (elaborate?)
"Cons" against the migration:
- No wysiwyg editing (can we fix this?)
- People will have to be re-trained
- Effort has already been placed into wikispaces
- A premium account at wikispaces has been purchased