Re: Making the Tao a web page

SM <> Mon, 04 June 2012 19:27 UTC

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Hi Dave,
At 23:02 03-06-2012, Dave Crocker wrote:
>In effect, the wiki construct becomes a form of 
>incrementally-updatable internet draft.  For documents involving 
>procedures rather than products, this well might be a better working 
>base than I-Ds...

It's more of an experiment.  If it is a success someone gets all the 
glory by turning it into an I-D.  If the experiment fails the people 
who have put in the effort will have wasted their time.

I would look at this in terms of the tool used for a collaborative 
effort.  It is left to the community to decide whether further 
changes are needed for the output to reflect consensus.

>That is, perhaps what makes this workable is imposing an editor role 
>onto the wiki and assign responsibility for monitoring changes to 
>the editors?  (It might even be worth integrating it into the rest 
>of the I-D administration environment?)

There is a Trac plugin for email notifications.

I am not thinking of the integration part as it requires more than a 
lightweight effort.  Eliot pointed out that there is a socialization 
problem.  Who knows, may be the collaborative effort might help.