[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Wiki (was: How to deal with confusion around "hosted projects")

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Jul 3 14:11:44 UTC 2017

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:
>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

What would happen if we make the wiki read-only? Would that break peopl's

Do we know what teams modify the wiki more often and what it is they do there?

Thanks for biting :)

Flavio Percoco
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