The issue is not that Oracle product managers pay close attention to the Oracle Wiki and edit pages agressively. Others can simply edit them again until a consensus is reached – that’s the Wiki way.
The issue is that by flaming people editing the Wiki, some Oracle employees are trying to assert ownership of pages – and that’s not the Wiki way…]]>
Oracle Wiki is a great place for factual information regarding Oracle products. In fact, there are several pages which mention features which don’t work as expected, but they’re written in a factual and tactful manner. As Stan’s criticism could easily have been overly negative, or related to his own improper configuration/implementation, I can see how it may have qualified for removal.
In my opinion, blogs are best designed for opinions/experiences.
(no, I do not work for Oracle, I just don’t feel your free speech rights extend into a company owned forum)]]>
If the author had posted his opinions on his blog, then Oracle put pressure on him to remove them, I would think Oracle were totally out of order.
As it is, he posted his opinion on a wiki. A wiki, regardless of the owner, is not the correct location for opinions. That sort of stuff should go in a blog or in a forum.
I believe the author should reprint his original comments on his blog, then people will be able to judge if they are fair or not.
I can’t speak for Oracle’s motives for removing these opinions, but I think they did the correct thing. The wiki should be a location to find information, not opinions. There are a million and one blogs where we can get opinions.