DocWiki is an experiment in next-generation documentation for Cisco products. DocWiki seeks to empower our users to directly improve our documentation rather than relying on filing bug reports when they notice an error. In addition, DocWiki allows users to enhance documentation by contributing information and experience-based knowledge.
DocWiki is based on the MediaWiki software platform, and as such shares a common markup language with many other wikis, including Wikipedia. However, the policies and guidelines used by DocWiki differ significantly from Wikipedia in some areas; you are encouraged to become familiar with these.
In order to be a credible source of documentation that serves, involves, and inspires the extended Cisco technical community, DocWiki should be viewed and treated as a forum for honest and open exchange of useful information about the use of Cisco products. Toward that end, the information must be accurate, precise, and have a minimal perceived bias toward Cisco and Cisco products.
The forum should be viewed and treated as a safe place to exchange ideas.
The participation of the broader community of contributors should produce a documentation set more rich and complete than one produced only through the current documentation process.
Read access to DocWiki is public and does not require a login; creation and editing of content requires login. Registered users of cisco.com that are Cisco customers, partners, and employees can log in to DocWiki using their cisco.com credentials. Currently, users with guest accounts on cisco.com may not log in to DocWiki; that rule may be liberalized as we gain more experience managing the wiki.
Policies and Guidelines
DocWiki content is intended to be comparable in content and accuracy to traditional Cisco documentation.
Policies and guidelines can be found at:
- DocWiki:Scope summarizes the types of content that are appropriate for inclusion on DocWiki.
- DocWiki:No Proprietary Information describes the requirements that DocWiki contain only public information, and for sanitization of examples.
- DocWiki:Article Titling describes the style and format for article titles, to help users find articles and avoid collisions between article names.
- DocWiki:Vulnerabilities outlines the policies with respect to publishing information on product security vulnerabilities.
- DocWiki:No Promotion details the requirement that DocWiki not be used to promote products or services, Cisco's or otherwise.
--Eset 11:51, 30 January 2008 (EST) We should add a link to a section that covers style and formatting guidelines for content.