[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Wiki
rochelle.grober at huawei.com
Thu Jul 6 00:34:48 UTC 2017
And I'd just like to point out, when was the last time you tried to find info contained in some etherpad on our etherpad server without having the etherpad's exact name? Either searched for a specific etherpad or for info you knew was somewhere on an etherpad somewhere on the etherpad.openstack.org site?
If you have any tricks for that, I could really use them ;-)
Arkady Kanevsky wrote:
> Most of google searches will pickup wiki pages. So people will view wiki as
> the current state of projects.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thierry Carrez [mailto:thierry at openstack.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:30 AM
> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [all][tc] Wiki
> Flavio Percoco wrote:
> > On 03/07/17 13:58 +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >> Flavio Percoco wrote:
> >>> Sometimes I wonder if we still need to maintain a Wiki. I guess some
> >>> projects still use it but I wonder if the use they make of the Wiki
> >>> could be moved somewhere else.
> >>> For example, in the TC we use it for the Agenda but I think that
> >>> could be moved to an etherpad. Things that should last forever
> >>> should be documented somewhere (project repos, governance repo in
> >>> the TC case) where we can actually monitor what goes in and easily
> >>> clean up.
> >> This is a complete tangent, but I'll bite :) We had a thorough
> >> discussion about that last year, summarized at:
> >> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-June/096481.h
> >> tml
> >> TL,DR; was that while most authoritative content should (and has been
> >> mostly) moved off the wiki, it's still useful as a cheap publication
> >> platform for teams and workgroups, somewhere between a git repository
> >> with a docs job and an etherpad.
> >> FWIW the job of migrating authoritative things off the wiki is still
> >> on-going. As an example, Thingee is spearheading the effort to move
> >> the "How to Contribute" page and other first pointers to a reference
> >> website (see recent thread about that).
> > I guess the short answer is that we hope one day we won't need it. I
> > certainly do.
> > What would happen if we make the wiki read-only? Would that break
> > peopl's workflow?
> > Do we know what teams modify the wiki more often and what it is they
> > do there?
> The data is publicly available (see recent changes on the wiki). Most ops
> workgroups heavily rely on the wiki, as well as a significant number of
> upstream project teams and workgroups. Developers are clearly not the
> main target.
> You can dive back into the original analysis etherpad if you're interested:
> Things that are stroked out are things we moved to reference websites since
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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