Seedwiki Says Closure Due to Security, Not Money

Seedwiki’s co-founder said the site’s closure was neither permanent nor financially driven, but instead a transition to a more secure platform.

The co-founder, Ken Tyler, announced recently that he was closing the wiki-building site by mid-September. “I am working on some new ideas about how to help people get their content online and hope to have them ready to try soon,” he said in a memo to users.

Mr. Tyler, a Berkeley, Calif.-based computer consultant, launched Seedwiki in 2001 with Stephan Branczyk, stemming from his interest in “extreme programming and lean Web practices” that would allow people to easily post and manage their content on the Web. The site was free for a number of years, though he introduced paid accounts for advanced features.

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