[Owasp-leaders] Wiki Currators

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Sat Feb 15 00:13:26 UTC 2014

PS: Oopsy, almost forgot -  I also support the concepts proposed by Michael
and will participate in the group.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Re: wiki's -
> At IEEE Cluster last summer:
> http://sciencegateways.org/upcoming-events/ieee-workshop-september-2013/
> At This Workshop:
> http://sciencegateways.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Roderick-slides.pdf
> Really liked:
> "Structured Participation Toolkit: An Enabler for Knowledge Production in
> Science Gateways" by Mary Roderick and Timothy Nyerges (U of Washington)
> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6702699&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6702699
> But haven't had time to evaluate or implement - too busy, so just sharing
> FYI, can't really vouch for it, but I like the concepts applied to wikis in
> knowledge organizations, transparency, etc.
> Cheers,
> Bev
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org
> > wrote:
>> Leaders,
>> Let's stroll down analogy lane for a moment. I'll start with comparing a
>> wiki to a garden. A wiki gives many ideas a place to grow. But without a
>> gardener, or several gardeners, the plants(ideas) can grow out of control.
>> While there may be many beautiful flowers in the garden, they are in an
>> obscure mess and may look like an wild jungle from anyone that views the
>> garden from several feet away.
>> Following this (bad?) analogy I'd like to suggest the following:
>> We establish a group of interested volunteers to help maintain the order
>> and structural quality of the owasp wiki. This is very similar to the idea
>> of power users in wikipedia. This group is striving for order and clarity
>> of our information data source.
>> What does this mean:
>> 1. We have a group that helps promote best practices for creating wiki
>> pages on the owasp wiki. This will maximize use of categories, cross
>> referencing & linking, etc
>> 2. This group can help identify dead pages, old pages, duplicate content,
>> etc
>> 3. This group establishes best practices for what makes a good wiki pages
>> (e.g. links to academic sources, research, accordance to owasp principles,
>> etc)
>> Note: This group would have no impact on the ability for people to edit
>> pages. Nothing would change there.
>> Requests from this group:
>> 1. Update the wiki editing guidelines
>> 2. Establish regular communication amongst your group on how to increase
>> the order and quality of the structure of the owasp wiki
>> 3. Communicate this concepts out to the leaders and to new contributors
>> to owasp
>> 4. Create ways of "tending the garden" so our wiki does not get out of
>> control
>> I'll post this info to the owasp global initiatives soon, but I first
>> wanted to get the idea out for discussion.
>> Thoughts? Anyone interested?
>> --
>> Michael Coates
>> @_mwc
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