Split-off package config from release note packages

Patrick Barnes nman64 at n-man.com
Fri Mar 31 23:48:29 UTC 2006

On Friday 31 March 2006 13:20, "Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/31/06, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> > Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > But then hell breaks loose and people accuse JoeBob of forking fedora,
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JohnMahowald/ATrpmsWarning
> >
> > My $0.02:  I think flamebait, err, personal opinion stuff like that has
> > no place in fedoraproject's wiki.  It should be removed.
> Aren't there master wiki admins who can are tasked with policing the
> wiki content and dealing with people who have stepped over the line?
> Just a little history about this page... this author of that page
> originally had it as a top level page and not under his namespace. I
> suggested that he move it to inside his accountname space to make it
> clear that that page was in fact was personal opinion and not policy.
> Without clear guidelines as to what is allowable content I wasn't
> going to fight over whether or not the wiki can be used for opinion or
> editorial content at the time i found out that page existed.  I
> totally forgot to follow up and open a discussion on -extras-list as
> to whether or not opinion pieces were allowed.
> -jef

There are a few people, including myself, Thomas Chung, and Rahul Sundaram, 
who watch over the changes on the wiki and follow up when we see a problem.  
In addition to the move, the page now also has an admonition to make it clear 
that it is a single person's opinion.  Other than being an opinion and not an 
official policy, it doesn't do anything to violate our policies.  The wiki 
has a few different pieces that are based upon opinions, and those opinions 
are worth sharing.  As long as they are relevant, appropriately marked, and 
not in an inappropriate context, I don't see a problem with allowing them.  
If anyone feels differently, I welcome discussion.

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
nman64 at n-man.com


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