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From Jerome Renard <>
Subject Re: [zeta-dev] Reasonable restrictions of wiki use
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:52:46 GMT
Hi Tobias,

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Tobias Schlitt <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Derick and me just discussed the usage of our Wiki. While a wiki is a
> cool way for users to contribute docs and I personally see quite some
> uses for it, Derick objects that wikis tend to get a mess quickly and
> that we need to watch changes all the time, to avoid having BS in it.
> I therefore think, we should restrict access to the wiki in reasonable ways.
> I imagine to use the wiki for two essential purposes:
> 1. Develop requirements / design docs for new components (new features)
> 2. User contributed comments about components


> Note that this does not mean to migrate our official docs into the wiki
> in any way. Accepted component / feature proposals will be migrated to
> corresponding component dirs and official docs will stay where they are.
> By now, our wiki can only be edited by users of the group
> zetacomponents-commiters, which is only the PMC so far. My suggestion is
> to keep this status per default and only allow other users to edit
> dedicated pages. As there are:
> - One page per component, where users can provide code snippets, share
> comments and so on.
> - One page where proposals (requirements / design) can be maintained.
> Note that a page in Confluence can have sub-pages, so that does not
> necessarily mean that only a single page for proposals will exist, but a
> dedicated name space.
> If we find more reasonable applications for the wiki, we can open up
> more areas.
> What do you think?

I agree with you. Just a quick note though, there should be a page on
the wiki, available to everyone
explaining what you said above in order to avoid confused users.

Cheers :)

Jérôme Renard |

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