Ward Cunningham

I have lots of ambition for federated wiki which I have explored at times and deferred to more mundane needs other times. Here I can describe ideas without declaring them as accepted direction.

My regular bio also notes that I co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc., served as CTO of CitizenGlobal and AboutUs, as Director of the Eclipse Foundation, an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory.

We share an interest in the continued growth in federated wiki as an important concept and in the open codebase that demonstrates its advantages.

Here we collect advice for operating wiki sites for others. Computers and networks vary so we stop short of step by step instructions. We report what has worked for us using the privileges available to system administrators.

I wrote Federated Wiki while I served as Nike's open-data fellow. I currently work for NewRelic in Portland, Oregon.

I have a long history with ThoughtWorks going back to Atlas, their first big Java project. I helped them understand both Agile and Open Source. Now they help me understand how big both can be in an enterprise setting.

ThoughtWorks was founded by Roy Singham in a Chicago basement in 1993. Roy's formula for success from the start was "Attitude, Aptitude, and Integrity" – he built ThoughtWorks upon the firm belief that communities of talented, driven, and principled people could move mountains.