[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS Documentation Project

Josh Brower josh_brower at ntm.org
Tue Sep 6 13:58:53 CEST 2011

I have administrated both, and Confluence is by far the better wiki, in terms of features, security, and usability. It is pretty sad that the only reason we would go with mw is because it is foss, even though we could get a better quality wiki free.  The confluence dev team has made it very clear that they want to support the open source community, which is why we could get a license free

Joshua Brower

Director of IT Security
New Tribes Mission USA
Josh_Brower at ntm.org

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From: openvas-discuss-bounces at wald.intevation.org [mailto:openvas-discuss-bounces at wald.intevation.org] On Behalf Of Geoff Galitz
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:23 AM
To: matthew.mundell at greenbone.net
Cc: openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS Documentation Project

Is it considered proprietary?  The source is available,  though you need to 
be a customer.

It sounds like people do want MediaWiki, but my experiences with it as 
something that can produce a compendium like we what we already offer are 
poor.  Looking for other wikis with full PDF generation has turned up very 
little that actually works well and without a lot of time spent on it. 
Though... I guess we can drop the compendium as a PDF.  Maybe that is not 
really necessary.

If people feel strongly enough about it, we'll switch to MediaWiki.  I 
hardly want to force a solution on people they do not like.

Do we have volunteers that would be willing to get MediaWiki fully working 
and creating a compendium like article/book?  And applying updates as 


From: "Matthew Mundell" <matthew.mundell at greenbone.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 12:53 PM
To: "Geoff Galitz" <geoff at galitz.org>
Cc: <za132 at students.itb.ac.id>; <openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org>
Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS Documentation Project

>> In their pricing matrix, they state they are free for open-source 
>> projects.
>> We should be able to qualify for that.
>> http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/pricing.jsp under the
>> "non-profits and open source projects" tab.
> Quite a shame to use a proprietary wiki for OpenVAS, even if the wiki is
> free of charge.  Please please consider using MediaWiki or some Free
> Software alternative.
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