[ILUG-BOM] Website for ILUG-BOM

Raghavendra Kamath raghavendr.raghu at gmail.com
Mon May 15 12:57:18 IST 2017


On 2017 May 15 12:33:59, Rahul Upakare wrote:
> How about installing a wiki software? It allows anyone to
> contribute/maintain the content and encourages the philosophy we all care
> about.

While it is true that wiki software (media wiki etc) allows anyone with account to edit the pages,
in my opinion, it will be a bit overkill just for posting updates.
And also wiki will be missfit for the job, aesthetically and may not be that user friendly.

Meanwhile anyone with a github account can contribute to the website if we are going in github route.
also having statically generated website means portability of the content, you just have to copy static html files when moving servers, It just needs a server with apache or nginx, no need of php, mysql etc.
while mediawiki and other cms need additional packages and database management and maintenance is something that I think we are avoiding.

Another plus point with statically generated website on github (or any other repository, gitlab too has pages support) is that if the volunteer maintaining the website somehow is not available or gets busy with life,
someone else can fork it and continue to maintain it easily.

Raghavendra Kamath

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