Every Apache Software Foundation project can establish, manage, and populate a space on the Confluence Wiki (cwiki) that Infra maintains for the ASF. Projects can use this space to share and store important information, code snippets, and project procedures. Some projects also use their wiki space to provide product documentation for end users.
Many thanks to Atlassian Software Systems for providing to the ASF a free license for this service.
Your ASF Project PMC can request creation of a new space.
When Infra creates the space, it sets up a $project-committer group (or equivalent) with full rights to the project's space.
Cwiki users, inckluding those not involved in a project, can 'watch' pages in a project's space to receive update notices when information on that page changes, To watch a page, login in to the ASF cwiki, locate the page you want to watch, and click Watch on the top menu bar.
To stop watching a page:
Infra can help you set up a role account that can watch for any changes in your space and send notices about them to an email list. This can lead to a large amount of traffic, so you can choose a digest option that provides a daily summary of changes.
Can anyone add to a page? As noted above, editing a page is restricted to people who have submitted a signed CLA to the ASF. This is to make clear that the individual intends to contribute the copyright on the documentation to the ASF.
However, your cwiki space supports comments, and any logged-in page visitor can add suggestions or ask questions.
What if the site is down? If the cwiki is down, first check the ASF Public Network Status page. If the service seems to be down, but Monitoring reports it as OK, then please email
infra@ or post a Jira ticket.
If the Monitoring status shows that the service is offline, then the appropriate people have already been contacted. If the service stays offline for 24 hours, then please file a Jira ticket.
Is the cwiki backed up? Yes, we store backups of the cwiki so we can restore all content if something bad happens.