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Procedure for changing the FAQ

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Procedure for changing the FAQ
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:45:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/directory/emacs.html)

Updating the FAQ is an etc/TODO item. Is there any kind of procedure
to be followed for this?

I assume one can just go ahead and update any old URLs, package
versions, etc.

But what about more drastic changes? For example, I think the "Emacs
Lisp Archive" is long dead, so I would propose to delete all
references to that and replace them with the "Emacs Lisp List" (and/or
the Wiki), which I think is the best current source for Emacs
packages. But others might not agree with me.

What about adding new FAQs? Does any kind of consensus have to be
reached on what constitutes a FAQ? Similarly, should some kind of
discussion as to what is the best answer to any given FAQ take place?

I would guess that, in an ideal world, the answers to those questions
would be yes, and yes; but that in practice perhaps not...

Basically, my question is: is it OK to make non-trivial changes to
the FAQ without discussion?

Is man/faq.texi even the master copy of the FAQ or not? It refers to
address@hidden as the FAQ maintainers. But the version at
http://www.lerner.co.il/emacs (which describes itself as the "home of
the GNU Emacs FAQ", and is linked to from
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/) refers to version 20.4 as the
current version!

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