[CentOS-docs] Request for access to wiki

Thu Jan 23 23:20:58 UTC 2014
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

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On 01/23/2014 01:17 PM, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> R P Herrold wrote:
>> Historically, to get rights on the CentOS wiki, one had to have
>> a: - have subscribed to the -docs ML - registered with CamelCase
>> wikiname - optionally set up a homepage (doing so required asking
>> for limited rights to do so in that sub-space on the -docs ML) -
>> discuss on the -docs ML, the intended content, optionally putting
>> a preview below the personal homepage in the hierarchy - one
>> point being it was not interesting to simply parrot RH doco, or
>> replicate content elsewhere, but rather to document deviations
>> between CentOS and RHEL
>> as there were some deviation by design or by necessity: updater
>> driven -- early days yum not RHN, artwork, license matters
> I was mostly taken aback that the new CentOS Engineering Manager 
> seemed to be completely changing the way the Wiki works. I suppose 
> Karsten simply wasn't aware of what was done in the past.

Yeah, I've been all over the place in the last few weeks, and I
neglected to introduce myself here. I'm sorry about that, it wasn't an
oversight, it was a necessity I hope you appreciate. Note that the
title in my .sig is explained in my wiki page.

http://wiki.centos.org/KarstenWade Where it comes to centos-docs I'm
just a newbie too.

However, I'm a newbie with a ton of experience working documentation
for two Linux distros (Fedora and RHEL), I've got opinions on things,
and I'm sharing those opinions here. I'll try really hard not to come
across as a know-it-all ... I'm used to be in a directive position
around documentation, I'll try to remember I'm the new guy here.
People working in centos-docs already have the history and the merit
to guide the work of people like me. I'm just trying to figure out how
it is all supposed to work, and pointing at existing examples,
experience, and expertise.

That said, I was kindly given access to write to the wiki by Jim
Perrin as a way to expedite some work a few weeks ago ... and I knew I
was skipping whatever process is normally conducted here ... for that
I apologize. I knew it was wrong as I was doing it, but it happened by
necessity literally 15 minutes before I was able to come to this list
and do it the right way. If you know my work record in free/open
source software communities, it's not as one who tries to work around
meritocratic processes. I'll make up for this immediately[1] by
writing a new email to this list as Russ has outlined above. I'll also
resist making any changes to the wiki until I have a chance to better
understand how things work around here. (Which goes back to my
questions that started things on this list, how does it work to get
wiki edit access, what are the norms there, etc. I definitely am not
going to try importing how-to-do-stuff from my other experience
without consensus from this group.)

- - Karsten

[1] Immediate as in, when I'm done with the hour bike ride I have to
make. :)
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