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From "Mark Womack" <mwom...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Setup Logging Wiki
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2004 04:52:16 GMT

I agree that the free form nature of the wiki can sometimes be a harm as
well as a benefit.  The part that I like most is that anyone can participate
in creating the content, not just the committers.  So, if someone out there
gets the gumption to create and maintain a bunch of useful pages, they can
do it.  It would be a great first step towards becoming a committer.  Then
they could update/maintain real web pages. ;-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com>
To: "Logging General" <general@logging.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 5:14 AM
Subject: RE: [VOTE] Setup Logging Wiki


> From reading past e-mails on the subject of the wiki at Nagoya, there
>has been some concern that the size of the Wiki has meant no-one is
>keeping an eye on the content.

I would that there's something even worse, which is lack of version
control, leading to an ability for anyone to simply wipe out a page
which may have contained much valuable information from many users.
This happened to us with an important section of the tomcat wiki faq

This is one of the reasons I don't much care for a public wiki, but much
prefer a normal web FAQ page (i.e. maintained and updated by people with
CVS access to logging-site, e.g. the jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/faq).  I
think wiki is nice in theory for this sort of use, but I haven't seen it
work in practice yet.

That said, there's no harm in having a wiki since it's not a critical
resource, so I don't mind having it sit there ;)

Yoav Shapira

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