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From Craig L Russell <craig.russ...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: [zeta-dev] Reasonable restrictions of wiki use
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:13:06 GMT
Hi Toby,

On Aug 17, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Tobias Schlitt wrote:

> Craig,
>
> On 08/17/2010 08:12 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>> Other projects allow wider access to edit wiki pages. The ones I'm  
>> aware
>> of restrict editing to folks who have signed an ICLA. This does two  
>> things:
>>
>> 1. It raises the bar for potential wrong-doers (spammers);
>>
>> 2. It allows the project to use the ideas in the wiki without  
>> worrying
>> that the contributor didn't intend the wiki comments as a  
>> contribution.
>>
>> That said, you can restrict wiki edit privileges however you (the
>> project) want to. I'm just suggesting that you might find it easier  
>> to
>> deal with roles than individuals as a restriction tool.
>
> thanks for your input. I think this is quite valuable. To which degree
> do we need to care about taking over stuff from the wiki into our real
> docs, if a user without iCLA contributed it?
>
> Let me give an example: If a user writes a short example code snippet
> (whatever 3-5 lines) which we would consider valuable to have in the
> real docs, would he need to sign an iCLA?

I wouldn't worry too much about 3-5 LOC. But it might be easier on all  
concerned to err on the side of caution.

Craig
>
> Regards,
> Toby
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Craig L Russell
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