The Philosophy behind Forking

The ideas and principles behind a new way to collaborate, discuss, create. All based on Forking.

A 'like' is a way of sharing attention with a new work and its author. We consider how federated wiki's 'fork' improves on the 'like' mechanism.

This wiki deviates from most others in that each participant in a collaboration is expected to own their own working space. You have options. We'll help.

Profligate Copying as a foundation for creativity.

Four distinct concerns surface when designing federated wiki based information communities. We identify each and suggest forces that must be resolved for creative collaboration.

Writing in the presence of rampant forking calls into question what it means to write and how to do it well.