[ntp:questions] Twiki - who, what where?
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 28 19:44:15 UTC 2003
At 4:28 PM +0000 2003/08/28, David L. Mills wrote:
> Where is the supposed user base contributing to the FAQ and
> why can't it be handled in traditional cut and paste?
One problem we've had with the FAQ is something that Ulrich
himself pointed out:
|| I'm an offline-guy. Occasionally material lies around on
|| disks and floppies for weeks or even months. Eventually I have time
|| to complete or integrate the material, and then comes a new release
|| (which I would put on CVS).
> Why burden the
> community with additional tools and learning curves?
As good as it is, Ulrich is the only person who can edit the FAQ
or contribute new material to it. With a community collaboration
tool, anyone can contribute content at any time to any part of the
system -- all they have to do is create an account for themselves.
> You have about 200
> megabytes from me in the form of NTP documentation, NTP project pages
> and a book. I don't intend to use twiki for any of this stuff.
I wouldn't expect anyone to put an entire reference manual into a
wiki-type system. They serve two entirely different types of goals.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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