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Re: [Fwd: Re: really attracting developers]


From: Stefan Bidigaray
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: really attracting developers]
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:04:00 -0400

On 9/8/06, Nikolaus Waxweiler <address@hidden> wrote:
One alternative to having a wiki is having a well-maintained
non-wiki-website, which is hard if you have got few people to do it. If I
was Fedor or any other admin, I wouldn't just give anyone write-access.
Another alternative would be having a CMS, but this wouldn't be much
different, since you have to give people permission manually.
 
I don't see how restricting write-access even more would help, I think the current state is a pretty good compromise (request-based).  For example, I just joined the mailing and I don't really know how to program, so the only way I can help is by helping with documentation on the wiki.  If write-access was not given to new people looking to help, someone such as myself would have litteraly been rejected!  Which turns down users (which is what I am, a user, not a developer) which in turn pushes developers away... And we're right back to the start again.

I personally like the approach of Amarok. Have the main site be a
bare-bones page with the most relevant stuff on it and link to the wiki
for everything else.
 
I liked how that looks!  Wikipedia does the same thing, at least it looks like it.

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