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From Jason Dillon <ja...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: Comments on committer process
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 18:59:44 GMT
True wiki is volatile, but there are revision diffs for that.

--jason


On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 01:49  AM, Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>
>>> Was thinking of using the wiki as a place for votes in general...
>>> easier to manage IMO.
>> NO!
>> Now for the explanation.  :-)  I am a big fan of Wiki, but it does not
>> replace the mailing list.  The mailing list should be used for 
>> discussion,
>> and MUST be used for voting.  The mailing lists are archived and 
>> provide an
>> paper trail.  They are a record of the project.
>
> not to mention the volatility of the wiki.  ANYONE can change it 
> however they
> like.
>
> It is ok for capturing a _snapshot_ of an ongoing conversation (i.e. 
> the
> latest and greatest design of a system).  Things like that tend to get 
> a
> bit muddled on the mailing list over time, so a WIKI with the latest 
> and
> greatest status helps out a heap.
>
> For votes and such, the wiki is the wrong tool for the job.
>
>
> -- 
>
> "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
> safety
>  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
>                 - Benjamin Franklin
>


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