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From Mikeal Rogers <>
Subject Re: CouchDB Wiki / Documentation
Date Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:24:10 GMT
I think for social and community reasons requiring the same process
for doc changes as we do for code contributions is a huge barrier to
documentation contributions.

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> Oh, technically we could. The issue here is social and organisational.
> On 6 Mar 2010, at 23:35, Paul Davis wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> On 6 Mar 2010, at 16:48, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>>>>> That cannot happen. The official site is kept in ASF Subversion.
>>>> This is orthogonal to the rest of the proposal.
>>> No it's not.
>>> The main site has to be from Subversion, and any additions or merges to Subversion
have to be provided by someone who has signed a copyright agreement, or checked the box in
JIRA, or otherwise indicated that they are allowed to contribute the work, and are happy for
it to be licensed the way it will be licensed.
>> Noah,
>> Can you point me to the information concerning the main site being
>> required to be served from SVN? The FAQ [1] for the Confluence wiki
>> explicitly covers using a dump as a project's main site, so I can't
>> fathom that we wouldn't be able to pull in a subdirectory from outside
>> SVN. The restrictions covered in the FAQ are that we can't put user
>> contributions into a release tarball or in SVN, but no one is
>> suggesting that since it'd require all contributions to be covered by
>> an ICLA or similar.
>> AFAICT, this would be equivalent to us mirroring the coverage reports
>> generated by buildbot.
>> Paul
>> [1]

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