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From Tony Stevenson <>
Subject Re: Apache docs wiki
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 15:57:14 GMT
I think this is a good idea.  It will allow people the opportunity of 
contributing small parts to the overall docs project.
Over the past few months, a small group of us in #apache have been 
collecting such documents, and scraps of config's that could be an ideal 
candidate for this such site.

Another way that the site could be used, is for peer review of larger 
changes to the docs materials. 
I for one am a little hesitant about sending off lots emails to the 
docs@ group, for a few reasons, one major reason being that it is rather 

I have been working on the FAQ for 2.2 for some time, and before sending 
it all off, it could/would be nice for some peers to review my work 
before embarrassing myself any further.

Anyway, before I bleat on too much, I will end it here.


Rich Bowen wrote:
> This has come up before, so no doubt some folks have already made up 
> their minds, having seen the subject line.
> Jorge Schrauwen, who has written a number of httpd tutorials, 
> articles, etc., was asking on #httpd-dev about the possibility of a 
> docs wiki, where people can provide configuration samples, ideas, 
> suggestions, mini-howtos, which would eventually feed into the 
> official docs. He's planning to do this anyways, but wondered if there 
> was a way that he could do it within the confines of the existing docs 
> project, rather than hosting it himself. Scratch an itch, and give 
> back to the community at the same time.
> I'd like to propose that we create a portion of for 
> this purpose, and give it a test run for a while, see if it works, and 
> make a determination after a while on whether it is indeed valuable. I 
> would be glad to be the (moderator? overseer? big brother?) whatever 
> the term is, and check in on it for appropriateness and correctness of 
> the contributions.
> I created specifically for this purpose 
> - as a scratchpad for myself - and it has developed into a more useful 
> resource than I planned, which is to say that folks other than myself 
> are using it for reference. And the goal there is still to have this 
> stuff feed back into the docs.
> Having an official place to do this prevents (or reduces) the 
> proliferation of alternate doc sites with incorrect, misleading, or 
> outdated information. At least, that's my hope.
> Thoughts?
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