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

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Jul 3 15:27:50 UTC 2017

On 03/07/17 11:04 -0400, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>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).


This is the perfect answer. If there's a use-case, I think we're good.

Thanks for the bringing this up,

Flavio Percoco
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