Ward just announced on the eclipse blog that he is leaving the Eclipse foundation in order to take a job in which he directly promotes Wiki culture.
Ward says, "In a week I will join AboutUs, a wiki company founded in 2005, as Chief Technology Officer. I'm honored to join their team. This company understands the power of the wiki concept and how to put it to productive use."
Ward is well-known for a few widely disseminated ideas which he originated and developed. Among these, the most famous are the wiki (named after WikiWikiWeb), and many patterns in the field of software patterns, including the collection of patterns and practices that later became known as "Extreme Programming" or "XP." Wikipedia has more about Ward
Does this move by a Ward perhaps signal that wikis and the wiki way are finally making it to the mainstream?"