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Microsoft eclipsed in Wiki founder's move

The inventor of the wiki, Microsoft researcher Ward Cunningham, is leaving the software giant to join the Eclipse Foundation.

Cunningham's role at the nonprofit foundation will be to help improve collaborative and cooperative efforts between members of the Eclipse open-source community.

Cunningham's WikiWikiWeb or Wiki concept to enable users of a website to quickly change its pages. He created the first wiki site, the Portland Pattern Repository, in 1995, focusing on people, projects and patterns in software development.

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