Re: Multiple FOSSology wikis

Michael C. Jaeger
 

Hello,

thanks for reaching out with this topic.

I am tempted to propose to abandon the wiki.fossology.org, since it could be covered with the github wiki.

In general, my view is the same as you put it:

1. https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki - This seems to be developer-focused
2. https://wiki.fossology.org/start - This appears to be more general project documentation
3. http://archive15.fossology.org/projects/fossology/wiki - This, of course, is the old archived wiki
adding to that

4. https://fossology.github.io : Gaurav has invested some time in the past months to automatically generate the doxygen documentation (and md files from the repo) into html pages and push it to the github home page mechanism.

I also agree with your proposal, so that we move content from wiki.fossology.org to https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki and safely leave [3] to gracefully collect dust. I would leave it there, since also there seems to quite a number of servers on version 1.X as some postings have shown and what does not happen often, but from time to time I am searching for old information on Software Project on the Web too and find it disappointing if pages have been pulled off.

So I understand right, proposal to reach the following documentation landscape is:

1. https://www.fossology.org : Introduction to Project and static general information
2. https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki : Wiki and developer information
3. https://fossology.github.io : doxygen content
4. http://archive15.fossology.org/projects/fossology/wiki : Historic archive to trace how things were ten years ago

does it sound like a plan? (also @all)

Kind regards, Michael

On 21. May 2019, at 17:39, Dan Stangel <dan.stangel@...> wrote:

Hi FOSSologists,

I was reviewing some FOSSology project documentation in preparation for setting up a new enterprise FO 3.x system, and realized there are at least three (3) separate project wikis, in addition to the main project website at https://www.fossology.org/

1. https://github.com/fossology/fossology/wiki - This seems to be developer-focused
2. https://wiki.fossology.org/start - This appears to be more general project documentation
3. http://archive15.fossology.org/projects/fossology/wiki - This, of course, is the old archived wiki

Should we be focusing efforts on editing and updating [1], [2], or both? I assume that we can safely leave [3] to gracefully collect dust. Also there is duplicated content between [1] and [2] -- and more concerning, some conflicts. If we're using both wikis, should we try to replace this duplicate info with cross-references between the two wikis?

Thanks!
Dan Stangel



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