[Standards] website transition

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Tue Sep 9 05:08:31 CDT 2008


On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Jehan
<Jehan.3fgs9z at no-mx.jabberforum.org> wrote:
> Why did you change this all? I am not speaking about Apache/lighthttpd,
> this is rather transparent, but why the Drupal to Mediawiki update?

The short version (I wrote a longer version, but it turned into a rant):
Once upon a time, there was a static site, maintained mostly
(entirely?) by Peter.
A good number of people said "There must be Drupal", so it was
migrated to Drupal.
Most of these people then went very very quiet once there was work to
be done, and a very small number of people were left with the mess.
Some of these small number worked pretty hard on trying to make things
work.
This went on for quite a while, until it was migrated to a wiki as
something the people willing to do the work on it had a chance to
maintain.

Everyone can have a say in these things, they only need to offer to
help *and follow through on it*.
My first choice wouldn't have been a wiki, but I avoid doing work on
the web pages when I can, so I'm staying quiet about it.
It seems to me that Drupal was an idealistic choice, and the new wiki
is a pragmatic choice.

Yay for pragmatists.

/K


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