[ncc-services-wg] Should we have a RIPE archivist?
Rob Evans rhe at nosc.ja.net
Fri Apr 27 11:42:02 CEST 2018
Hi, >> Why, exactly? In Address-Policy, for example, many of the current policies >> go back to discussions we had years and years ago. So having more easily >> accessible archives of "old discussions" would help newcomers to understand >> better why things evolved the way they did... > > If APWG feels there is a need to guide newcomers, APWG can write a FAQ > or newcomers document themselves. This should be a working group > activity. I think this goes beyond WGs, Gert was just using that as an example. Who, for example, would curate the lir working group’s history? Or netnews? > To be honest I don't see a lot of value in this proposition. It already > is part of RIPE NCC's duties to make the website and published documents > usable and searchable. I'm not sure what an (opinionated?) historican > really adds here. I can see a use for curating historical information regarding the NCC and the RIPE community, but I’m also wary of adding headcount at the NCC to do it. Is this something, perhaps, that a team of volunteers (with suitable historical knowledge of the NCC and the community) could do as a task force? Cheers, Rob