First let me say that I am probably upsetting a few people out there for putting my Wiki thoughts in the Knowledge Management category, but I not only think that it fits, but at least at this point of my research and blogging, it is the best place for it.
I am completely amazed at the number of open source wiki engines where the authors are interested in sharing their work. Since my purpose for a wiki is to capture, debate, and evolve a research 'knowledgebase (or at least a receptacle), this seems like a great way to get started and to modify and customize the wiki as the research evolves.
I found a number of wiki engines written in Perl, Python, and PHP. This week's search led me to an excellent article on evaluating a wiki engine (particularly one in Perl, Python, or PHP http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2004/11/04/which_wiki.html).
Fortunately for me, I found a few places where the research has already done for me....for example, http://tavi.sourceforge.net/WikiEngines/ComparingWikis . This table compares the wiki engines, Tavi, Wakka, UseMod, and PhpWiki. Now, it just so happens that my ultimate goal is a C# wiki engine...Oh, well, have to do the research myself....but the 'tavi' comparison chart above has offered me a number of parameters to compare in my search.