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

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Mon Jul 3 15:04:51 UTC 2017

Excerpts from Flavio Percoco's message of 2017-07-03 16:11:44 +0200:
> 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.html
> >
> >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?
> Thanks for biting :)
> Flavio

The docs team is looking for operators to take over the operators guide
and move that content to the wiki (operators have said they don't want
to deal with gerrit reviews).

Please don't make the wiki read-only.


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