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 information. > 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 outdated quickly.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. Regards Javier 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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