I even have been a contributor on Wikitravel for a very long time now. I was not too apprehensive when Wikitravel was bought by Internet Brands (which has already shown interest in buying CouchSurfing ). But I have been aggravated by the shortage of database dumps at Wikitravel for a very long time now.
Nevertheless, in Wikitravel’s case, I really feel confident in predicting the answer: the new fork will win, by a mile. Many of the explanations are clear — Wikitravel’s license allows copying all the content, almost all editors and admins will soar ship, and the Foundation’s technical skills in running MediaWiki are second to none — however one takes some explaining.
I hacked collectively enough of a prototype with LaTeX and a forked version of Deplate to persuade myself that the first technological challenge, turning Wiki pages into a e book-like PDF, was solvable, and then received … Read more