The creators and active members of Paparazzi hope to bring as many
members as possible to the project and welcome any hardware
resellers, profit, and marketing.
The concept of a wiki is to allow/force the community to govern
itself and I believe that any designated moderator may discourage
people from contributing. There are a few people selling FTDI
adapters and IR sensors on the wiki without noting that the FTDI
can be bought from Digikey, Sparkfun, etc. and the IR sensors are
always cheaper from FMA Direct, but it's really not their
responsibility to research and post all options. If you see
something that concerns you, simply edit it to be more generic and/
or add links to the alternatives.
I have no idea who jszeto is but his contributions to the wiki seem
perfectly acceptable to me. He is offering a good selection of
hardware on his site at very good prices ($55 u-blox 5, $4 PCBs,
and a variety of assembled avionics) and the project can benefit
greatly from vendors like him so I would hate to discourage him, or
any of the members who have offered to sell parts to the community.
-- David Conger <address@hidden> wrote:
From the start I like to use the features of the Wiki like viewing
what gets edited not just who. It's becoming alarming the number of
commercial, i.e. insert direct link to a vendor website with a
link, virtually everywhere on that Wiki. Pretty much the same person
is doing every edit of this type.
I have never seen this on any WIki before so much advertising and ad
references put everywhere. I'd expect this on a CocaCola Wiki or but
I write this after watching the Wiki grow over the past year, from
watching the edits mature the sites content....and now as I watch the
quality of those edits go down as someone who values the site as a
source of information about Paparazzi I have to say something. Even
the readability on a language standpoint is suffering.
I did not name any one person so I am hoping they simply read this
think about their real interest in Paparazzi because as it is often
said: "Actions speak louder than words".
About Wiki. I really like how the software makes edits and changes so
accessible. Here's a bit of info I can share that is quite useful.
edits can be seen easily. Who make the edit and even what they
It's all stored in a database so the "history" of any page can be
Here's the link to the recent edits of the Wiki:
Note that you can click on "(diff)" and "(hist)" links that will show
you the content that was edited. So, you can see down to the letter
every change to every page and what changes were made. It's very
powerful and allows you full access to what people are writing not
just who wrote it.
This link shows that jszeto changed the outputs copied and pasted
my terminal for some reason:
Not sure why that would be needed since it was a copy and paste from
my terminal showing the output from the command.
This one shows the same person inserting their product image that is
only carried on their website:
Ok, not so bad but now what cable do you use with it? The FTDI cable
used by most everyone requires an adapter but none is shown now for
Is there a governing body of some sort to review the Wiki and it's
content? Maybe one could be created? I don't have the answer but can
we please preserve the Wiki as a source for knowledge not
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