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From Rolf Kulemann <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wiki for Jackrabbit
Date Sat, 23 Oct 2004 07:54:41 GMT
On Sat, 2004-10-23 at 02:27, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > Wikis have proven themselves time after time as a great way for rapid 
> > prototyping of documentation. Patches to xdocs doesn't offer the 
> > instant gratification of wikis, or the ability to edit/review/edit in 
> > such a tight circle.
> 
> They have proven themselves time after time to be a great way to
> waste the productive efforts of people who expect their musings on
> the wiki to live long enough to make it into the real documentation,
> when in fact that doesn't happen because those contributions are
> not properly identified and transformed.  If folks are forced to
> submit patches, then the only contributions are serious ones that
> are well-documented as to who they came from, why they are needed,
> and demonstrative of someone who we might just want to add as a
> regular committer.

Unfortunately you are right. I say unfortunately, because of the higher
barrier for docu caused by forcing people to submit patches.

-- 
Rolf Kulemann


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