Ahoy, IC Devs!
I would like to introduce you to something that a few of us have been working on (@JensGroth , @johan , and others): a wiki for the Internet Computer. We have a raw, barebones MVP which we think crosses the threshold of showing the germ of the idea… while still clearly needing lots of help.
The intent is simple: create a source of truth for documentation that is managed and operated by the IC community.
We are envisioning having a wiki that answers questions for people interested in topics as varied as:
- User experience for dapps
- Glossary of terms like “canister”, “neurons”, “principal”, etc…
There are a few community-driven wikis in crypto which do a good job of creating a source of truth that can help people understand the projects:
Like in many wikis, there is a hierarchy of editorial control. As of January 20, 2022, it is deliberately overly simple on the IC wiki so we can see what patterns emerge. It does not have the complex hierarchy that wikipedia has for example.
a. User - a regular user can view and submit changes for content
b. Moderators - Moderators review and accept content. Moderators can make more moderators.
The initial bootstrap moderators are @JensGroth, @johan, Aisling Connolly (Senior Research Scientist at DFINITY who just started last week), and myself. The idea is that we add more moderators, specially non-dfinity ones.
Simple answer: we needed Wiki-software and we did not find any that could be deployed to a canister trivially. We wanted to see what the community thought of this experiment before investing much further. The intent is that if there is traction and interest, it will be migrated to the IC.
Only the community can answer that. As a decentralized protocol, there is no one entity that can designate something as official (and certainly not me!), so it is upto the community to decide via traction and reputation.
Everything. Clearly the wiki is MVP, so anything from usability to content to topics, etc… is welcome!