Wikipedia and the DTM


Tag makes some good points. 


This one is particularly compelling to me..."Your blog will change over time and has lot of irrelevant postings."  I would make the case that this blog is currently the best single place on the Internet to get information about the DTM, no matter how incomplete or out of date some posting may be.  However, I get the point.  The blog will likely change over time and may cease to be relevent.


"I feel that you could better spend your time by publishing information on Microsoft websites (or your blog) instead of editing Wikipedia."  This is probably true.  The Wikipedia was interesting to me for two reasons.  First, there is a lot of overhead related to posting "official" information on Microsoft's sites.  There is almost none with Wikipedia.  Second, and this is really more important, there is no way for the community to contribute to "official" information.  Tag recognizes this here..."...in contrast anybody of your blog readers will be able to post summaries to Wiki."


I consider this an experiment.  I've posted a short description of the DTM.  I want to see what happens to that entry in Wikipedia. 


Comments (3)

  1. Garry Trinder says:

    Craig,

    > there is a lot of overhead related to posting "official" information

    I believe this overhead exists for some reasons. For example I think you will not cover my expenses occured as result of invalid information posted in your blog ?

    Something I would like to note – others MSFTies already thinked about making MSDN as Wiki – go and read Josh posting

    http://blogs.msdn.com/jledgard/archive/2004/08/20/217992.aspx

    "What I (and others) are working to-wards is a world where we have a simple, official, process for Microsoft employees and customers that covers all sorts of collaboration initiatives that may range from "Wiki-ized Whitepapers" to code samples to platform extensions to product specifications to whole pieces of a platform."

    as well here http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive/2004/02/19/76672.aspx

  2. dispensa says:

    Is this the first time that someone has complained about Microsoft writing open documentation instead of doing something in-house with the little (c) notice at the bottom? Hmmm… 🙂

    Bah humbug! Have fun putting whatever useful information you want into Wikipedia. That’s what it’s there for.

  3. craigrow says:

    "Is this the first time that someone has complained about Microsoft writing open documentation instead of doing something in-house with the little (c) notice at the bottom? Hmmm… 🙂 "

    Steve, you make me laugh.

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