History and leadership Edit
The wiki was founded in 2000(?) by Ward Cunningham, a software development author and consultant who specialises in wikis, software patterns, and agile methodologies.
Culture and Community Norms Edit
As a Technical community the culture and community norms in many ways reflect those found in other such groups.
The community likes:
- Real names -- Pseudonymity is frowned upon
- CamelCase, which is used to create wiki links on the Wiki software they use
The community dislikes:
The wiki is itself a repository of patterns, many for software development, but some specific to the wiki itself.
Their list of software patterns can be found at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PatternIndex (the web patterns are particularly of interest) and their social norms are documented at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiSocialNorms