[pydotorg-www] The PSF wiki

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 14:38:18 CET 2014

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM, David Goodger <goodger at python.org> wrote:
> On 20 February 2014 12:52, Noah Kantrowitz <noah at coderanger.net> wrote:
>> Now that the PSF is an open-membership organization, is there any objection
>> to making the PSF wiki open access as well? Seems a bit silly to say
>> "members only" when anyone can be a member.
> Yes, I object. If you look at https://wiki.python.org/psf/FrontPage,
> the purpose of the wiki is spelled out at the bottom:
> """
> The purpose of this wiki is as a private space for collaborative editing:

Just use Google Docs. It is also private and incurs less overhead on

> AFAIK, all of these are still useful. And even if not, these were the
> rules in place when the existing pages were added, and opening them up
> wholesale could expose details that shouldn't be made public.

I can hardly name this type of organization open and have no interest
in supporting it if that matters.

> The PSF may have open membership now, but I expect that the majority
> of new members will be Basic Members without voting rights. I suggest
> that the purpose of the Private PSF Wiki be re-stated as accessible to
> "voting members of the PSF".

Some kind of ill democracy. Why a person from Belarus teaching the
proud Americans these lessons?

> If we want to have a normally-open wiki for the PSF, I recommend
> making a new one, and selectively moving pages over from the old one.
> I think you'll find there's plenty that ought not to be made open.

FWIW I want it for the same reasons I want to get rid of pydotorg-www,

And there is no privacy in this world - you know that. It is only a matter
of time when this private matters will become available to public.

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