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DokuWiki of the Month: OSFlash

This article is part of a monthly series.

Every month I present a DokuWiki powered site which is special for its design, content or clever use of the software. To give you a first impression on what the site is about I'll send a short, interview style questionnaire to its creator.


Open Source Flash

This month's wiki is not a single project's wiki but coordinates the efforts of many different projects around a single topic: Open Source tools around Adobe's Flash format.

Questions were answered by the OSFlash webmaster Aral Balkan. He is currently very busy preparing a conference, so he skipped some of my questions. I'll try to fill in the blanks as good as I can (marked in italics).

Can you give a short introduction on what your wiki is about?

It's an online community for open source developers working with Flash, Flex and ActionScript.

Since when is it online?

The internet archive tells me the site is online since 2003, DokuWiki seems to be used since May 2005.

Why did you chose DokuWiki? Did you try other software before?

It's code support is really great.

Seems like the site was running on the e107 CMS before.

Did you do any modifications to the software?

We're using a custom theme and the blogging plugin.

Who is editing the site?

Any member can edit the site. Anonymous edits are not allowed (due to spam).

Registering is open to everyone.

Brag about your statistics ;-)

We get over 140,000 unique visitors every month and push out about 1877096 pages, resulting in 40GB of traffic on the wiki.

Is there anything else you want to tell about your wiki?

It let's us share ideas and knowledge and has led to collaborations that have resulted in some of the most useful and important open source projects on the Flash platform.

If you know of a DokuWiki driven site which is somehow remarkable and should be featured as DokuWiki of the Month, drop me a mail or leave a comment, please.

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