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Paper: TWiki: A Collaboration Platform for VO Projects
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 307
Authors: Leoni, M.C.; Dolensky, M.; Bentley, R.; Goodwin, T.; Linde, T.
Abstract: Finding an easy way of sharing knowledge and experience in a geographically dispersed project team is not easy. The TWiki is a Web-based collaboration platform. It looks like a normal Internet web site, but everybody can change pages or add content by just using a browser. A revision control keeps track of changes.

Several Virtual Observatory projects use this type of web site to share info among project members and across projects. This is an experience report on the usage and maintenance of TWiki sites in Astronomy.

Even if at first it seems almost the opposite of how the Web and on-line communications "normally" work, it is intuitive and aspires to the Zen ideals known as Wabi-Sabi: "It finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral and constantly evolving".

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