Portland Pattern Repository goes SFW

Oh wow!
Ward Cunningham is migrating the original wiki, the Portland Pattern Repository, to the Smallest Federated Wiki.
And it seems they’re doing it by making a front-end that queries the original wiki page database and shows it through the SFW. (That’s exactly what I did with ThoughtStorms before I actually migrated the pages over.)
Here’s the
Welcome Visitors.
It obviously raises big questions. Wiki was all about participation and everyone accessing the same pages. SFW turns that around and makes everyone an owner of their own fork. A shift from a commons to “private property” model. Yes, there are many good reasons for it (bot damage made me close ThoughtStorms to the public which smoothed the way to shifting to the SFW model). But it’s still kind of shocking to think of this happening to the original wiki.