[OSM-talk] MS GitHub? | Re: Tagging Governance

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Thu Sep 12 10:22:57 UTC 2019

On 12/09/2019 11:36, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Except that this often excludes everyone who can write and is *not* a
> computer programmer. It think this is what Christoph hinted at when he
> wrote:
>> Is there any mature and writer centric software that implements this
>> kind of model?  I mean that from the perspective of a documentation
>> author offers a wiki like functionality with decent preview and
>> formatting but at the same time comes with a kind of version management
>> and functions to facilitate editorial review and discussion.

I think Microsoft GitHub can do that.

It has in-browser editing, live preview of the rendered markdown/etc 
format, as well as pull requests, forking, comments on changes, 
permissions, the ability for people to use command line git at home.

I don't know what it's like to write lots of docs like that, or if it's 
still too programming focused, and it's a shame that it's proprietary 
software from Microsoft, but it might get the job done.

Read more:

  * https://help.github.com/en/articles/editing-files-in-your-repository
  * https://github.blog/2013-07-11-github-flow-in-the-browser/
  * https://help.github.com/en/categories/writing-on-github

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