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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: Wiki documentation in releases
Date Wed, 28 Feb 2007 14:22:59 GMT
Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> We at Lucene Java have been debating moving most of our docs to a Wiki 
> format, but one thing that is holding us back is the notion of 
> tagging/exporting the Wiki at the moment of release.  We see from 
> reading the Confluence docs that this is technically plausible.  
> However, when reading 
> http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CWIKI/Index it says that we 
> need to get CLAs for any contributions from non-committers.
> 
> Someone asked on our dev list if it was possible to get some sort of 
> "click-agreement" for this type of thing?  Something to the effect that 
> By clicking here you agree that all contributions made to this 
> documentation are copyright the ASF, etc.  I know most people don't read 
> the fine print, so I don't know how well it would hold up.
> 
> Is this feasible?  Would it properly cover the ASF?  If it is feasible, 
> what would it take to put in place?  Board approval?

Generally projects that do this have two wikis, one a general wiki, and 
another for their website. The website on they control with strict 
permissions only granting karma to committers (I guess you could grant 
karma to those who have signed CLAs).

Does that help? Or are you trying to get more folks contributing?

Regards, Upayavira


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