[Owasp-board] For Discussion - Hourly contractor for wiki housekeeping
tomb at proactiverisk.com
Mon Aug 10 13:17:13 UTC 2015
there is a clarification needed of something as simple as who is now Responsabile for the Wiki it's not the community it's not a member of the board it is Paul and his hired staff.
The operational business of the foundation is handled by Paul Richie who was hired by the BoD. reporting to him is a project coordinator job focus: https://www.owasp.org/images/a/a1/OWASP_Project_Coordinator-FabioTobiasAug25.pdf
and community manager https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Jobs/Community_Manager
Let's pause an review the above job descriptions
The volunteers who create/edit content as part of the community should do so in step with the people who's paid job is to shepard reward encourage and drive this. Call it a committee task force wiki group what ever.... But end of day there is now a chain of command and that starts with the operations people that are measured on what they do and compensated for it.
Paul should be and I am sure is asking and getting feedback from the employees/staff on how to approach this and ultimately it is his decisions on the logistics of the operation. If it works GREAT if it does not, try try again
This is not OWASP of 2004... There is a large amounts of funding spent on people hired to manage to policy and work per there job descriptions. Let's be careful to let them do just that.
Collaborate with them but don't step on over or around them. If there is a problem escalate as a complaint if needed.
Plans (next 30 days)
Progress (accomplishments of last 30 days)
Problems (board meeting agenda item for vote that the staff can't handle without guidance an a vote)
As simple as that we should be able to communicate what is going on at OWASP
IMHO edit and redirect away, don't delete. It's a wiki
> On Aug 10, 2015, at 8:47 AM, johanna curiel curiel <johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
> I think if you give Johanna and I delete rights on the wiki it would do much more good as opposed to hiring somebody who is not familiar with the content or the projects.
> If this becomes a project under our guidance(which I think unfamiliar people to the content cannot provide) is essential
> From the home page you get this link:
> This is very old stuff and there are more relevant content and projects that promoting from the home page the "OWASP LiveCD Education Project (SpoC 2007)" and "Webscarab" .
> What we need is a technical editor to help us re-write and correct the text. This way we can highlight relevant content and there is so much but is not properly promoted.
> This whole section is really VERY outdated and irrelevant right now, especially from the homepage
> <Screenshot 2015-08-10 08.42.41.png>
> With all due respect, you need to know the content in order to direct users to relevant one. We know which is the relevant content(especially people familiar with the latest and updated projects)
> We can make a plan of what will be clean up before deleting or doing anything, but it's clear that without know-how of the content, hiring someone will be not very efficient or effective in my opinion.
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> I support giving you both delete access so long as you send a note to the wiki editor list and just let us know what you are up to...
>> Jim Manico
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>>> On Aug 9, 2015, at 11:21 PM, Timo Goosen <timo.goosen at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> I still feel that people on the project task force should have delete rights on the wiki.
>>> If people want to see stuff for archiving purposes they can use archive.org to view the page.
>>> The owasp wiki looks sloppy at the moment and we should clean it up.
>>> I think if you give Johanna and I delete rights on the wiki it would do much more good as opposed to hiring somebody who is not familiar with the content or the projects.
>>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 11:26 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> >There would need to be a category that replaces "FIXME" with "Archived" or something similar for the archived page.
>>>> That is currently the "historical" flag.
>>>> [[Categorie:FIXME/historical]] out of date but archived for historical context
>>>> Some content is good to save, some is just junk. The wiki-editors group is set up to answer those questions.
>>>>> Another issue I just thought of: If a page is simply archived it will still show up in search. This is not a problem if the page redirects to a newer or more relevant one. But could be if it is not clearly tagged as an archived/outdated page.
>>>>> Noreen Whysel
>>>>> Community Manager
>>>>> OWASP Foundation
>>>>> On Aug 9, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>> Nice explanation Noreen, thank you, just curious, do you think that it is important to reference the history details on the pages, or would the automated history / changes tracking information be enough for anyone looking for any archives?
>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>> Redirects are simple. Add #REDIRECT [[:NewPage]] to the edit field and it will redirect to the new page. All the old page history is saved and viewed very easily by typing the URL, https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Old_Page_Title&action=history.
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