Annotation of wikisrc/wiki/todo/let_non-developers_contribute_content.mdwn, revision 1.5
1.3 wiki 1: [[tron]] suggests that non-developers should be able to post content to a staging area, to be approved (possibly after editing) by developers. [[schmonz]] likes this idea a lot.
1.1 wiki 2:
1.3 wiki 3: _For non-developers using [[anonymous CVS|wiki/todo/push_wikisrc_to_anoncvs]]_: submit a diff to `netbsd-docs@`.
1.1 wiki 4:
1.3 wiki 5: _For non-developers using a web browser_: the ikiwiki discussion subpage and/or [[!iki plugins/comments desc="comments plugin"]] may point toward the solution.
7: One of the reasons we [[chose ikiwiki|wiki/todo/choose_wiki_software]]
8: is the ability to edit via CVS
9: directly, as well as via the web. As long as every wiki editor is a
10: developer, controlling access consistently is simple. In order to open
11: up wiki editing to non-developers, we have to think carefully about
12: both the CVS case and the web case.
14: In the short term, to start getting non-developers involved, I intend
15: to [[push wikisrc to anoncvs]] and
16: [[hook up wiki commits to www-changes@]].
18: In the long term, ikiwiki has a few ready-made web authentication
19: options (a locally managed user database, OpenID, and HTTP auth), and
20: if they don't suffice for some reason, it's easy enough to write an
21: auth plugin. The hard part is deciding the workflow: where is a
22: sensible place for non-developers to make their edits, and what is a
23: sensible way for developers to review and "bless" the changes? Two
24: ikiwiki-native possibilities are listed above.
26: Ideas welcome! Edit this page and add your comments. --[[schmonz]]
1.4 wiki 27:
1.5 ! wiki 28: One idea (which needs to be considered by board@):
1.4 wiki 29:
30: 7. Enable Discussion subpages.
31: 7. Mark very clearly on the Discussion page template that content may
32: have been written by anyone at all and has not been vetted by any
33: member of TNF.
34: 7. Update the `locked_pages` PageSpec to allow anonymous editing of
35: Discussion subpages (and of no other pages).
37: The resulting workflow:
39: 7. Non-developer finds a page to which to suggest changes.
40: 7. Non-developer edits its Discussion subpage and writes the suggested changes.
41: 7. Developer who follows [[RecentChanges]] (or the commit mails) notices the changes.
42: 7. If the changes aren't acceptable, developer edits the Discussion subpage and explains why not.
43: 7. If the changes are acceptable, developer applies them to the page and removes them from the Discussion subpage.
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