[Owasp-board] For Discussion - Hourly contractor for wiki housekeeping

Timo Goosen timo.goosen at owasp.org
Thu Aug 6 13:22:50 UTC 2015


If I had ability to delete useless pages off the wiki, then a significant
cleanup would be done from my side.

I would also like to hear answers to Johanna's questions.

Regards.
Timo

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:55 PM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Board
>
> Regarding your action to hire a contractor and a technical editor to clean
> up the wiki
>
> As you know many of the pages are indeed project pages
> I have asked multiple times access to clean up the category section which
> I do not have access to.But no anwer has been provided clearly on how to do
> this.
>
> Will this potential contractor(s) handle content related to wiki pages
> projects?
> Have you though about who will manage these actions , since in my opinion,
>  an external party will not know which content to clean and which not?
>
> I would like to hear your thoughts about this and if you have consider the
> Project task force team to get involved in this action
>
> My biggest concern is that you hire someone that has no idea about the
> content, So how will this person be able to clean up something properly or
> not? And to create relevant content?
>
> Regards
>
> Johanna
>
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> +1
>>
>> --
>> Jim Manico
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>> On Aug 5, 2015, at 7:09 AM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> Should we aim bigger and make this part of a contract tech writer's
>> responsibilities?
>>
>> Matt Konda
>> @mkonda
>>
>> On Aug 5, 2015, at 4:32 AM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> I support the idea on getting some professional help for the wiki. Maybe
>> we could allocate a small budget to start with?
>>
>> Is it possible to come up with a list of pages that need maintenance
>> based on the Wiki categorisation below?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Fabio Cerullo
>> Global Board Member
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>> On 4 Aug 2015, at 19:34, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> > But, we need a bit more focus. Let's pay a few bucks and just get some
>> dedicated time on it for awhile.
>>
>> +1 I think this is an important idea.
>>
>> --
>> Jim Manico
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>> On Aug 4, 2015, at 7:52 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> All great thing and I'd want to use the systems we have in place for
>> sure. My comment/idea is that we've tried to do this from a volunteer angle
>> for many years. Loe their effort and what they've done.
>>
>> But, we need a bit more focus. Let's pay a few bucks and just get some
>> dedicated time on it for awhile.
>>
>>
>> --
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>>
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>>
>> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Noreen Whysel OWASP <
>> noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Michael,
>>>
>>> There is a category called FIXME that the wiki editing project uses to
>>> tag content that have errors. I do not know how active that team is at the
>>> moment but we can use these tags to label pages with errors. It would be
>>> good to start with labeling tools we already have in place.
>>>
>>> I would actually be happy to run an editathon at AppSecUSA as part of my
>>> chapter leader workshop. I was hoping to find members of the wiki editing
>>> team to help out.
>>>
>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:FIXME
>>>
>>> Noreen Whysel
>>> Community Manager
>>> OWASP Foundation
>>>
>>> On Aug 4, 2015, at 1:26 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Board,
>>>
>>> Added as a board meeting topic (if necessary). Circulating for comment
>>> via email.
>>>
>>> Try as we might, we just haven't had enough volunteer focus on wiki
>>> upkeep. Wouldn't it be great to part with a few hundred dollars a month and
>>> have a wiki that is organized with tagging that indicates "hot content" or
>>> content that needs updating? That plus normal clean up of dead links,
>>> duplicate page flagging etc.
>>>
>>> This is a minuscule amount of funds towards the overall budget and would
>>> sure help with the delivery of information to the world. Would also help
>>> with volunteer engagement since they'd know what content needs attention.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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