The idea of creating a wiki for IOPS has come up several times in the past and has already resulted in an IOPS Examples Wiki. This blog is the latest attempt to get a wiki going. If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment.
The rationale behind building a wiki is that IOPS (and activists in general) need knowledge resources to be able to effectively do their work. A wiki could be ideal for that purpose because:
- it requires only moderate technical skills
- it supports easy restructuring and rewriting of content
- it is popular software with free services and many guides and examples
- it supports team work
- it allows for linking of concepts as a way of integrating content
The best approach to me seems to start with something small and simple, basically the same as was tried before. I'd suggest creating a separate space in the existing IOPS Examples Wiki to start experimenting a bit with structure and content while discussing on how to develop the wiki further.
To make the idea a bit more concrete, below a list of possible discussion points:
- Software and hosting
- Decision making structure
- Ideas for articles/topics
- Rules and guidelines
- Any other things, like quality control, teamwork, peer review, planning, constraints on content, ideas for special/experimental pages/wiki's.
If enough members are interested I'll create a new project and we can start further working things out. I'm hoping to be able to spend enough time on this in the coming months to create a solid base wiki. If we choose to host the wiki ourselves I can work on setting that up.
Feel free to comment also if you think it's a bad idea or have suggestions for improvement.