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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] give wiki write access to any existing ASF committer
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 21:04:28 GMT
I like this. It's a way to suck in people with useful information to
contribute. Later, as you say, some trimming will reduce the number of
wandering fragmentary contributions.

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> We've not really discussed who should have access to the comdev
> resources. I'd like to propose that, in the short term, we grant write
> access to anyone who has earned committership on any project in the
> ASF (including incubating projects).
> My reasoning is that we need to generate (and collate) clear
> documentation about the ASF way of doing things. The best way to do
> this is probably to let anyone who knows the ASF to contribute.
> I don't believe this is a good idea in the long term, or even medium
> term, as freely edited wikis usually result in chaos and incomplete
> articles. These means we will need a fair bit of gardening. For pure
> wikis this is not a problem, but for us this becomes our website with
> no intermediate staging. Once we feel that we are in danger of losing
> control we can think about creating a separate wiki space for free
> access.
> Thoughts? Does madness lie in that direction? If so what would be a
> better approach?
> --
> Ross Gardler
> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research

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