[CentOS-docs] I'd like to contribute to the wiki

Mon Mar 3 13:10:06 UTC 2008
Msquared <wiki.centos at msquared.id.au>

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 05:00:27PM +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> why not move the article to the wiki ? Isnt that what the whole point of
> collaborative editing is about ?

I agree with this in principle, see below.

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:29:37PM +0100, Ralph Angenendt wrote:

> I see that your article is rather longish (hadn't had the time to get
> back to you earlier, sorry - and I didn't read the article completely).

I agree it is long, but I tried to make it as complete and reliable as
possible (almost so a trained monkey can do it).

> Thank you for thinking about supporting our documentation for end users
> - but I have a slight problem with just linking to your article. In my
> opinion it would be better to have the article on the wiki directly.

I understand that, and I support that view, although the document is
written for both CentOS and for Fedora, and therefore sort of belongs to
both projects.

I would prefer to have the document set up in such a way is it is managed
on one project's wiki and cross-published, or centrally maintained and
published to both, though I realise that's probably technically difficult
to achieve (hence my suggestion of simply linking).

I wouldn't want one or the other to fall out of date, and wouldn't want to
have duplicate effort to keep the information up to date, especially when
probably 95% of the content is the same for both CentOS and Fedora.

However, it looks like LUKS-based LVM PV encryption may make it into
Fedora natively (it's on the roadmap for F9), so the Fedora side of my
article will become less relevant anyway.

> I can understand if you don't have the time to reformat your article to
> our wiki "typesetting", but I'm sure that we can work that out somehow -
> for example you put the stuff online, one of us then will go over it and
> format it correctly.
> How does that sound to you?

Sure, go ahead.  I have to admit that reformatting it was one reason for
some reluctance on my part.  :-)

If you give me editing rights of that and relevant pages, I'll even keep
them up to date with new patches, improvements, etc.

Just as an aside: If the licensing requirements of the CentOS wiki are
compatible with the license of my article, you're welcome to copy/paste
and rewikify yourself.  If not, I'm happy to do it myself and therefore
implicitly release it separately in compliance with the CentOS wiki
licensing requirements.

My article's license is:


Regards, Msquared...