[rfc-i] [Ietf-and-github] RFC Editor & Github

Eric Rescorla ekr at rtfm.com
Sun Feb 24 16:30:25 PST 2019


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 3:19 PM Mark Nottingham <mnot at mnot.net> wrote:

>
>
> > On 25 Feb 2019, at 10:16 am, Heather Flanagan <rse at rfc-editor.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > I do think we need to give this another go, though not right now. One of
> my biggest concerns is that we (the RFC Editor) could end up with multiple
> paths for AUTH48. Not everyone (either at the individual or working group
> level) will want to use GitHub, and we could end up in a position where we
> are either a) duplicating significant effort, b) disaccommodating a
> significant number of authors, and/or c) becoming a GitHub help desk for
> those authors that are not familiar with GitHub.
>
> That sounds like a very reasonable concern.
>
> > I have a few other ideas percolating that I’m testing out with another
> organization (so, not wearing my RSE hat) that may end up being useful
> here. The premise there is a wiki-style front end for edits and a GitHub
> back end to store all the changes (and mirror any GitHub changes back into
> the wiki). No idea yet if that idea will fly.
>

I'd have to see this, but one thing that I think is very important is to be
able to see precisely what changes are under consideration, and wikis
aren't necessarily that great about that.

-Ekr

>
> Ooh, that sounds interesting!
>
> FWIW Github wikis are backed by git -- although they may not do what you
> want to do (since their source is markdown). See "Clone this wiki locally",
> e.g., on :
>   https://github.com/httpwg/wiki/wiki
>
> Cheers,
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
>
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