On 13/08/2009, Brian Mathis <brian.mathis+centosdocs at gmail.com> wrote: > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 5:12 AM, Alan Bartlett<ajb at elrepo.org> wrote: > > On 12/08/2009, Brian Mathis <brian.mathis+centosdocs at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Requesting access for BrianMathis on the wiki to make misc edits and > >> contributions. > > > > Will you please elaborate on what you have in mind. > > > > Alan. > > > > I wanted to fix an issue that came up on the centos mailing list, and > I've also done a bit of work on aligning partitions with RAID stripes. > Evolution had added a section on that, and I may be able to elaborate > on it. > > However, I think that asking people to justify why they want Wiki > access highlights the issues that have been brought up in the "CentOS > Project Infrastructure" thread, as far as openness of the project > goes. It really seems like contributions are discouraged at every > turn. > > Most projects have an open wiki, but the one on CentOS is closed. The > stated reason for that is to prevent spam. That's an acceptable > reason, marginally, but one that people can deal with. But the bar > then is raised even further where users have to go through this whole > process of proposing a topic, submitting ideas, and waiting for them > to be approved. That isn't a wiki, that's a peer-reviewed journal -- > and it's not what makes OSS communities strong. > > So do we need to ask for access to ensure we're not spammers, or > because some people want control over everything? Thank you for the reply. Please wait for Ralph to attend to your request. Please note that this is the documentation mailing list -- anything discussed elsewhere does not appear on this list. Alan.