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Re: Tools plea

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 12:25:17 -0400
Message-ID: <554A406D.7030508@digitalbazaar.com>
To: public-webpayments-ig@w3.org
On 05/06/2015 08:28 AM, Telford-Reed, Nick wrote:
> Can we please standardise on where we are working?

There is a method to the madness... :)

In general, W3C groups tend to use the tools that make the people
contributing most effective.

Google Docs are used for documents that are in the formative stages and
require a lot of collaborative editing and commenting. Documents live
here for a month or two and then move onto the Wiki or into Github.

The Wiki is used for shorter content that requires less collaborative
editing and commenting. Content that we intend to publish lives here for
2-3 months while it is refined and then moves into Github.

Github is used for documents that have stabilized a bit and will be
published via W3C. This is the long-term repository for the content
we're officially publishing as a group. ReSpec is the editing tool that
helps us format the content into the proper W3C publication format.

So, the pipeline we have right now is:

Google Docs -> Wiki -> Github

Things move left to right as they reach certain levels of maturity.

As for the firewall issues - yes, that sucks and if it's an issue and
you want to contribute to a Google Doc, we can move the doc into the
wiki (but we lose a good chunk of our collaborative ability in doing
so). The alternative being, use a non-firewalled network at work or at a
local coffee shop.

I think everyone is open to finding something that works better for
contributors, so if you have a better idea, let us know and we'll try to
make it happen.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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