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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject [PROPOSAL] give wiki write access to any existing ASF committer
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 20:16:32 GMT
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
http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk

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