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Glad to see this. As of September 2088, LDP is still alive a doing well, even building a wiki

Jdd (talk) 20:45, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikifying the Linux Documentation Project[edit]

I've seen some wikis for Linux. It got me wondering if anyone had considered turning the Linux Documenation Project into one big wiki ... use the HOWTOs as the foundation and let the masses do their additions and corrections. Any thoughts?

Yes. I have a thought: that's exactly why I looked up Linux and the LDP here. Perhaps the issue is quality? That said, it would seem to be an ideal wiki application particularly if 'static' versions checked for factual errors were also available. If the LDP don't want to host a wiki, a wikibook in Wikipedia might be a very useful thing. Wikipedia could port LDP documents into wiki format if they were able to get the permission of their principal authors (see here). This is their boilerplate licence (although variations will exist):

Copyright (c) 2000 by John Doe (change to your name)

Please freely copy and distribute (sell or give away) this document in any format. It's requested that corrections and/or comments be fowarded to the document maintainer. You may create a derivative work and distribute it provided that you:

1. Send your derivative work (in the most suitable format such as sgml) to the LDP (Linux Documentation Project) or the like for posting on the Internet. If not the LDP, then let the LDP know where it is available.

2. License the derivative work with this same license or use GPL. Include a copyright notice and at least a pointer to the license used.

3. Give due credit to previous authors and major contributors.

If you're considering making a derived work other than a translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the current maintainer.

State of wiki-discussions at TLDP[edit]

Wififying documents have been discussed for a while. One editable and commentable demo is now (2005) available [1]. Also the Wikipedia was reviwed as an example for use at TLDP [2]. The conclusion was negative.