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Michael Daum

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Country Germany
Organisation Michael Daum Consulting
Organisation website http://www.michaeldaumconsulting.com
My homepage
Email foswiki@michaeldaumconsulting.com
Comment Knowledgemanagement and Intranet Technologies

About me

Hi, I am a wiki consultant situated in Hamburg, Germany. My main focus is on helping companies to manage their knowledge as well as the skills of their employees using web 2.0 technologies, while not letting loose quality assuring processes. Wikis have got a lot of advantages fostering collaboration on a much broader scale than most other fully structured systems. However, while wikis' non-structuredness comes as a blessing first, people are quite lost how to map their business processes onto such a tool in a fruitful and sustainable way. As easy as it is to gather knowledge using wikis it does a bad job to manage it out of the box. That's why knowledge management tools on top of wikis make a lot of sense to help people to organize their information for reliable retrieval.

That's where companies search for expert help to address the specific characteristics within their workflows. As a widely used platform, Foswiki is an excellent choice to implement wiki-style knowledge management and thus get access even to those hidden knowledge gems that are normally lost in everyday's business.

I've been an active member on the former TWiki project for a couple of years and am now committed to Foswiki, the community fork and successor of TWiki. (Read more about this split-up.). All extensions that I once have been contributing to TWiki are continued here. Plugins that are still available on TWiki.org are outdated. Since then the range of plugins available for Foswiki far exceeds what is available on the old project and have become major building blocks for enterprise wikis.

Contact Details

Name:
Michael Daum
Email:
daum@michaeldaumconsulting.com
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    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    Background:
    high performance computing, optimization techniques, information retrieval, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, content management, web design and usability, information architecture, knowledge management
    Services:
    Foswiki consulting services and software partner - contact Michael Daum Consulting.

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    Foswiki extensions

    List of extensions that I have written myself or have an eye on helping out maintaining them.

    Nr Extension Description Classification Version
    1 ActivityStreamPlugin work in progress Information structuring and Search, Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity  
    2 AliasPlugin Define aliases which will be replaced with arbitrary strings automatically Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 3.04
    3 AutoTemplatePlugin Automatically sets VIEW_TEMPLATE and EDIT_TEMPLATE Interface and Visualisation 2.01
    4 BlogPlugin Basic blogging features used to implement the BlogUp WikiApplication   2.06
    5 BreadCrumbsPlugin A flexible way to display breadcrumbs navigation Information structuring and Search, Interface and Visualisation 2.51
    6 CaptchaPlugin A visual challenge-response test to prevent automated scripts from using the wiki Security 2.02
    7 ClassificationPlugin A topic classification plugin and application Information structuring and Search 3.99_001
    8 CopyContrib Copies webs, topics, attachments, or part of them Data and Files 2.00
    9 DBCacheContrib Reusable code that treats forms as if they were table rows in a database Development 3.03
    10 DBCachePlugin Lightweight frontend to the DBCacheContrib Data and Files, Development, Information structuring and Search 5.47
    11 DigestPlugin Calculate message digest, i.e. MD5 Development 1.01
    12 DisqusPlugin Disqus-based commenting system Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 1.00
    13 EasyMacroPlugin   Development  
    14 EditChapterPlugin An easy section editing facility Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 4.64
    15 FarscrollContrib Clone a scrollbar far away Interface and Visualisation 1.01
    16 FilterPlugin Substitute and extract information from content by using regular expressions Development 4.01
    17 FlexFormPlugin Flexible way to render DataForms Development, Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 3.10
    18 FlexPaperPlugin flash-based document viewer component Interface and Visualisation 2.01
    19 FlexWebListPlugin Flexible way to display hierarchical weblists Development, Information structuring and Search 1.92
    20 GenPDFPrincePlugin 'Generate PDF using Prince XML';   1.51
    21 GenPDFWebkitPlugin 'Generate PDF using Webkit';   1.50
    22 GluePlugin Enable TopicMarkup to span multiple lines Development 2.20
    23 GnuPlotPlugin Allows users to plot data and functions using GnuPlot Interface and Visualisation 2.00
    24 GoogleMapsPlugin Google Maps for Foswiki Interface and Visualisation 2.01
    25 HarvestPlugin Download and archive resources from the web Data and Files, Interface and Visualisation 1.10
    26 HeadlinesPlugin Show headline news in Foswiki pages based on RSS and ATOM news feeds from external sites Information structuring and Search 6822 (2010-03-21)
    27 HighchartsPlugin work in progress Interface and Visualisation  
    28 HyphenatorContrib Automatically hyphenates text Multilingual and Locality 3.02
    29 ICalPlugin Access ical data in wikiapps Data and Files 1.20
    30 IfDefinedPlugin Render content conditionally Development 2.01
    31 ImageGalleryPlugin Displays image gallery with auto-generated thumbnails from attachments. Data and Files, Interface and Visualisation 6.20
    32 ImagePlugin Image and thumbnail services to display and alignment images using an easy syntax Data and Files, Interface and Visualisation 5.00
    33 InfiniteScrollContrib Infinite scrolling layouts Interface and Visualisation 1.13
    34 JQFullCalendarPlugin FullCalendar jQuery widget for Foswiki Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 6941 (2010-03-26)
    35 JQGridPlugin jQuery grid widget for Foswiki Data and Files, Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 2.31
    36 JQMomentContrib A lightweight javascript date library for parsing, manipulating, and formatting dates Data and Files 2.01
    37 JQPrettyPhotoContrib Yet another nice lightbox plugin Interface and Visualisation 1.11
    38 JQSerialPagerContrib Splits up a list and makes it a pager scroller thingy Interface and Visualisation 1.00
    39 JQTweetContrib Put twitter on your website Interface and Visualisation 14605 (2012-04-13)
    40 JQTwistyContrib Lightweight twisty plugin Interface and Visualisation 2.11
    41 JQueryPlugin jQuery JavaScript library for Foswiki Development, Interface and Visualisation 4.91
    42 JsonRpcContrib JSON-RPC interface for Foswiki Data and Files 2.12
    43 LazyLoadPlugin deferred loading of images Interface and Visualisation 1.22
    44 LdapContrib LDAP services for Foswiki Admin, Development 6.10
    45 LdapNgPlugin Query and display data from an LDAP directory Admin, Development 5.05
    46 ListyPlugin Fancy list manager Interface and Visualisation 0.99
    47 MathModePlugin Include LaTeX formatted math in a topic Interface and Visualisation 4.04
    48 MediaWikiTablePlugin Format tables the MediaWiki way Interface and Visualisation 1.32
    49 MediaWikiToFoswikiContrib MediaWiki 2 Foswiki Conversion Tool Data and Files 14734 (2012-05-07)
    50 MetaCommentPlugin An easy to use comment system Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 2.70
    51 MetaDataPlugin Bring custom meta data to wiki apps Data and Files, Development 4.01
    52 MimeIconPlugin Icon sets for mimetypes Interface and Visualisation 1.20
    53 MoreFormfieldsPlugin Additionall formfield types for DataForms Development, Interface and Visualisation 0.11
    54 MultiLingualPlugin Support for a multi lingual Foswiki Multilingual and Locality 1.01
    55 MultiSaveContrib Json-RPC interface to save multiple changes in one transaction Development 1.10
    56 NatEditPlugin A Wikiwyg Editor Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 7.10
    57 NatSkin Modern web design for Foswiki Interface and Visualisation 3.99_016
    58 NatSkinPlugin Theming engine for NatSkin Interface and Visualisation 3.99_007
    59 NewUserPlugin Create a user topic if it does not exist yet Admin, Data and Files 2.42
    60 OAuthPlugin not released yet    
    61 OEmbedPlugin Easy embedding of third party content Interface and Visualisation 4.00
    62 PageOptimizerPlugin Optimize html markup, as well as js and css Data and Files 0.11
    63 PasswordPlugin work in progress Data and Files  
    64 PingBackPlugin not released yet    
    65 PiwikPlugin Server-side page tracking using Piwik Data and Files 2.20
    66 RandomTopicPlugin Pick a selection of Random Topics Information structuring and Search  
    67 RedDotPlugin Renders edit-links as little red dots Interface and Visualisation 3.12
    68 RenderPlugin Render WikiApplications asynchronously Development 3.22
    69 RtfContrib Extension to translate Foswiki markup to RTF   2.10
    70 SetVariablePlugin Flexible handling of topic variables Development 2.33
    71 SoapPlugin SOAP for Foswiki Development 3.22
    72 SocialFormfieldsPlugin work in progress Data and Files  
    73 SolrPlugin Enterprise Search Engine for Foswiki based on Solr Information structuring and Search, Interface and Visualisation 2.20
    74 SqlPlugin SQL interface for Foswiki Data and Files 3.00
    75 StringifierContrib Helper library to stringify binary document formats Development 3.00
    76 TagCloudPlugin Renders a tag cloud given a list of terms Information structuring and Search, Interface and Visualisation 3.01
    77 TimeSincePlugin Display time difference in a human readable way Interface and Visualisation 3647 (2009-04-23)
    78 TopicInteractionPlugin Improved interaction with attachments and DataForms Data and Files, Interface and Visualisation, User interactivity 3.60
    79 TopicNameValidationPlugin Control naming of topics Data and Files, Security 1.20
    80 TrashPlugin Maintain the Trash web Data and Files 1.02
    81 UpdatesPlugin not released yet    
    82 UploadPlugin Attach multiple files to a topic in one go   4414 (2009-07-03)
    83 VirtualHostingContrib Adds virtual hosting support for Foswiki. Admin, Security 1.11
    84 VotePlugin Simple way to count votes User interactivity 5560 (2009-11-17)
    85 WebLinkPlugin A parametrized %WEB macro Information structuring and Search 1.31
    86 WikiWorkbenchContrib Framework for WikiApplications Development 1.40
    87 XmlRpcContrib xml-rpc interface for foswiki Data and Files 1.00
    88 XSendFileContrib A viewfile replacement to send static files efficiently Data and Files, Security 3.10
    89 XslFoContrib FOP print formatter   1.02
    90 ZonePlugin Gather content of a page in named zones while rendering it Data and Files, Development 9442 (2010-09-30)

    Active Proposals

    Proposal Status Date of CommitmentSorted descending Committed Developers Concern Raised By Last modified
    Topic Display Name AcceptedProposal 16 May 2014 MichaelDaum   02 Jun 2014
    Configurable URLIncludes AcceptedProposal 17 Dec 2012 MichaelDaum   16 May 2014
    Lazy Load Js And Css For Speed UnderInvestigation 18 Apr 2012 SvenDowideit, MichaelDaum   25 Feb 2014

    Proposals with concerns

    Proposal Status Date of CommitmentSorted descending Committed Developers Concern Raised By Last modified
    Data Form Field Visible If Not Empty UnderInvestigation n/a RaymondLutz MichaelDaum 20 Feb 2010
    Deprecate The Tmpl Language UnderInvestigation n/a   MichaelDaum 23 Apr 2012
    Install Nat Skin And Widgets Skin On Foswiki Dot Org UnderInvestigation n/a WillNorris KennethLavrsen, MichaelDaum, OliverKrueger 06 Dec 2010
    Multi Store Refactor UnderInvestigation n/a SvenDowideit MichaelDaum 04 Jun 2012
    Parallel Search UnderInvestigation n/a   MichaelDaum 15 Apr 2011
    Smart Groups UnderInvestigation n/a   MichaelDaum GeorgeClark 16 Apr 2014
    Super Literal For Macros UnderInvestigation n/a CrawfordCurrie MichaelDaum 28 Mar 2013
    Topic Case Sensitivity AcceptedProposal n/a SvenDowideit MichaelDaum 01 Nov 2011
    Wrapper Macros For ADDTOZONE UnderInvestigation n/a   MichaelDaum 13 Feb 2012

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    ActivityStreamPlugin
    AliasPlugin
    AutoTemplatePlugin
    BlogPlugin
    BreadCrumbsPlugin
    CaptchaPlugin
    ClassificationPlugin
    CopyContrib
    DigestPlugin
    DBCacheContrib
    DBCachePlugin
    DisqusPlugin
    EditChapterPlugin
    EasyMacroPlugin
    FarscrollContrib
    FilterPlugin
    FlexFormPlugin
    FlexPaperPlugin
    FlexWebListPlugin
    GenPDFPrincePlugin
    GenPDFWebkitPlugin
    GnuPlotPlugin
    GoogleMapsPlugin
    GluePlugin
    HarvestPlugin
    HeadlinesPlugin
    HighchartsPlugin
    HyphenatorContrib
    IfDefinedPlugin
    ImagePlugin
    ImageGalleryPlugin
    InfiniteScrollContrib
    ICalPlugin
    JQFullCalendarPlugin
    JQGridPlugin
    JQPrettyPhotoContrib
    JQMomentContrib
    JQSerialPagerContrib
    JQTweetContrib
    JQTwistyContrib
    JQueryPlugin
    JsonRpcContrib
    LazyLoadPlugin
    LdapContrib
    LdapNgPlugin
    ListyPlugin
    MathModePlugin
    MediaWikiTablePlugin
    MediaWikiToFoswikiContrib
    MetaCommentPlugin
    MetaDataPlugin
    MoreFormfieldsPlugin
    MimeIconPlugin
    MultiLingualPlugin
    MultiSaveContrib
    NatEditPlugin
    NatSkin
    NatSkinPlugin
    NewUserPlugin
    OAuthPlugin
    OEmbedPlugin
    PageOptimizerPlugin
    PasswordPlugin
    RandomTopicPlugin
    RedDotPlugin
    RenderPlugin
    PingBackPlugin
    PiwikPlugin
    RtfContrib
    SoapPlugin
    SocialFormfieldsPlugin
    SolrPlugin
    SqlPlugin
    SetVariablePlugin
    StringifierContrib
    TagCloudPlugin
    TimeSincePlugin
    TopicInteractionPlugin
    TopicNameValidationPlugin
    TrashPlugin
    UpdatesPlugin
    UploadPlugin
    VirtualHostingContrib
    VotePlugin
    WebLinkPlugin
    WikiWorkbenchContrib
    XSendFileContrib
    XmlRpcContrib
    XslFoContrib
    ZonePlugin
    %ENDSECTION{"definition"}%
    
    
    %STARTSECTION{"rendertable"}%
    <noautolink>
    %FORMATLIST{"%INCLUDE{"%TOPIC%" section="definition"}%"
       split="\n"
       header="| *Nr* | *Extension* | *Description* | *Classification* | *Version* |$n"
       format="| $index | $percntIF{
            \"istopic 'Extensions.$1'\" 
            then=\"[[Extensions.$1][$1]]\"
            else=\"<nop>$1\"
          }$percnt | $percntEXTRACT{
            topic=\"Extensions.$1\" 
            pattern=\"SHORTDESCRIPTION\s+\=\s+([^\n\r]+)[\n\r]\" format=\"$dollar1\" 
          }$percnt$percntIF{
            \"not istopic 'Extensions.$1'\"
            then=\"<span class='foswikiAlert'>not released yet</span>\"
          }$percnt | $percntFORMFIELD{
            \"ExtensionClassification\" 
            topic=\"Extensions.$1\"
          }$percnt | $percntEXTRACT{
            topic=\"Extensions.$1\" 
            pattern=\"\|\s*Version:\s*\|\s*(.*?)\s*\|\" format=\"$dollar1\" limit=\"1\"
          }$percnt |"
       separator="$n"
       footer=""
       sort="on"
       unique="on"
    }%
    </noautolink>
    %ENDSECTION{"rendertable"}%
    
    

    Topic attachments
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    foswiki-logo-hires.xcfxcf foswiki-logo-hires.xcf manage 728.3 K 21 Sep 2009 - 09:28 MichaelDaum  
    foswiki-logo-simple.pngpng foswiki-logo-simple.png manage 51.4 K 01 Nov 2013 - 10:52 MichaelDaum  
    foswiki-logo-slogan-hires.pngpng foswiki-logo-slogan-hires.png manage 107.8 K 10 Feb 2012 - 11:38 MichaelDaum  
    Topic revision: r105 - 18 Sep 2014, MichaelDaum
     
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