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    1: ### Getting access
    2: 
    3: We want your help! Send your [[ikiwiki/OpenID]] of choice to
    4: "www@NetBSD.org" (and Cc: "schmonz@NetBSD.org"). We'll get you set up with
    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: 
   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.
   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,
   30: your change is committed to "wikisrc". A commit message goes out
   31: to "www-changes@NetBSD.org", attributed to you, the same as it would for a
   32: developer.
   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
   36: are.

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