After seeing a post by Frank McPherson about the Federated Wiki, I took a look at it.

Created by Ward Cunningham, who happens to be the inventor of the original wiki, the Federated Wiki system appears designed with a more fluid, attractive front-end, supported by the concept that each author should host their own content, rather than relying on a central owner’ of the content - who could go away and take your content with them.

I get the ideal, but I find the implementation confusing. Despite its allure, I don’t think this system is for me.