DokuWiki is used as an electronic support for sqad leaders of fire service units in the “Einsatzleiterwiki” (“Squad-Leader-Wiki”). Therefore a special infrastructure was established; there is a wiki which is open for editing by everyone. The created and modified articles are supervised by experts, using the publish plugin. When the articles are approved, they are copied to a nearly identical wiki which is read-only.
On the internet-page of the project http://www.einsatzleiterwiki.de a modified version of DokuWiki, adapted to the special needs of this system, can be downloaded and installed as a desktop-wiki on a local machine, for example a laptop. The Synchronization Plugin is used to provide an update-function to the users. They are able to download the approved articles very quick. So it is very easy to spread knowledge all over the German fire services.
Of course the project is open source, as DokuWiki itself. Further information about the project in German language is available at http://einsatzleiterwiki.de/index.php/informationen.