[openstack-dev] Wiki

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed May 11 09:53:24 UTC 2016

Tom Fifield wrote:
> On 11/05/16 09:04, Dan Smith wrote:
>>> Here it is :)
>>> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Special:AncientPages
>> Great, I see at least one I can nuke on the first page.
>> Note that I don't seem to have delete powers on the wiki. That's surely
>> a first step in letting people maintain the relevance of things on the
>> wiki.
> Looks like that was just fixed ... :)

Yes, and if people were as committed to cleaning up/maintaining old 
content as they are in creating new content, we'd certainly have a 
different discussion here.

To clarify, we do not plan to "just delete the wiki", we just continue 
to evolve our usage of it. We already moved most reference content out 
of it, and we'll continue to do so (since that is better served by a 
peer-reviewed website or proper documentation). The next step is to 
identify all the remaining use cases for the wiki -- all the people that 
use the wiki as a convenient/lightweight way to publish information.

Some of those use cases will be better served by other tools (think: 
TC/PTL election information should really live on the governance.o.o 
website), but there will always be a reminder of use cases for which a 
wiki (or some other comparably-lightweight publication platform) will be 
the best tool. The goal is to make sure we take into account all the use 
cases, as we investigate what tools could be used in the future.

I'll soon start a thread on that. Since that goes a lot beyond the dev 
community, I'll post it to the openstack general list and post a pointer 
to it here.


Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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