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Re: Debian Women Wiki (was: No Config-Files state even though postrm purge failed while purging an installed package?)

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 10:32:23AM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> >May I ask why information this important is not on the main Debian
> >wiki, wiki.debian.org?
> It was born in the Debian Women wiki, because I felt much more
> comfortable doing this documenting process inside the Debian Women
> than doing it in the main Debian project wiki.  It could be copied to
> the main wiki now, but I'm not sure if it would make any differences.

It would be more visible, please might search wiki.debian.org for that

> Also, as to the question of why is it a wiki, it's because wikis are
> easier to edit and update than established documentation.  The
> documentation that can only be edited by a few is bound to get
> outdated quickly.

I wonder why do we then have a CVS any developer can get access to that
provides all the Debian documentation (DDP) as well as a CVS for all the
website any Debian developer (and even non-DD) can easily contribute to. 
I would urge to go read http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp, if you have not done
so already.

If you dislike the current documentation development system in Debian, by all
means, go ahead and improve it or make suggestions of how it fails in the
appropiate mailing list, but do not actively work against it just because you
don't like it. The former, if enough people worked on it, might eventually
get us a better documentation system in the long term with up-to-date
documentation that is maintained and current, the later will just lead to
fragmented documentation all over the world wide web, disconnected,
unmaintained and is a disservice to our users.



PD: Notice that I'm not implying that a wiki is not a good resource for a OSS
documentation system (my opinion is quite the opposite), I'm just saying that
writting up documentation in two different wikis, at people.debian.org, at
people's blogs and what not is not the best way for us (as a group) to
provide documentation to our users.

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