Annotation of wikisrc/wiki/non-developer.mdwn, revision 1.4

1.1       wiki        1: ### Getting access
                      2: 
                      3: We want your help! Send your [[ikiwiki/OpenID]] of choice to
1.4     ! wiki        4: "www@NetBSD.org" (and Cc: "schmonz@NetBSD.org"). We'll get you set up with
1.1       wiki        5: basic write privileges.
                      6: 
                      7: ### What am I allowed to do?
                      8: 
                      9: Every page on this wiki consists of two sections. The latter (called
                     10: "Discussion") is entirely at your disposal. Write an entire howto,
                     11: critique or tweak someone else's, or provide corrections or suggestions
                     12: about the page. NetBSD developers can edit both sections. If your
                     13: changes are good, they'll be incorporated into the main body of the
                     14: page -- or, if you wrote a document from scratch, into a page of
                     15: its own.
                     16: 
                     17: ### Why not full write privileges?
                     18: 
1.2       wiki       19: Until now, NetBSD project resources have been writable exclusively
                     20: by developers. In a way, that's exactly what being a developer
                     21: means.  It's fundamental to our project infrastructure, and it's
                     22: fundamental to why you're able to trust the software we publish.
                     23: This wiki is the first exception to the rule. No way around it, we
                     24: have to be careful.
1.1       wiki       25: 
                     26: At the same time, it's a wiki, and this is NetBSD -- we want to be
                     27: as inclusive as we responsibly can. Anyone with an OpenID can play.
                     28: Instead of a simplistic comment system, you get full control over
                     29: Discussions, each of which _is_ a wiki page. When you make an edit,
1.3       wiki       30: your change is committed to "wikisrc". A commit message goes out
1.4     ! wiki       31: to "www-changes@NetBSD.org", attributed to you, the same as it would for a
1.2       wiki       32: developer.
1.1       wiki       33: 
                     34: As a starting point, we feel pretty good about this. We hope you
                     35: do too, and we hope you feel welcome to contribute. Because you
1.2       wiki       36: are.

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