Subject: Re: WIKIs for the ports pages on
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/01/2006 04:34:20
On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	A wiki significantly reduces the barrier to contributing to
> 	documentation, and works very well for _some_ areas. Ideally
> 	it works as an adjunct to a main set of documentation and or
> 	guides. It can serve as a source of both information and
> 	contributers to pull across into a more formal set of docs,
> 	thought there are areas best left in a wiki.
> 	I would support linking to one from the main site and poentially
> 	each port page.

The problem mentioned was outdated documentation on the NetBSD website.
I don't see how a wiki would help in getting that documentation less 
outdated. What it will lead to is redundant documentation, which IMHO is 
the worst thing possible.

  - Hubert