What type of content should I add?
The primary goal of this wiki (and the site in general) is to provide a resource both to provide for and maintained by real-world network engineers. Generally speaking, all content which can be considered of value to people working in IT is appreciated, but the following questions can help evaluate whether a particular item is relevant to the wiki:
- Would a colleague find this information interesting or useful?
- Is this information original? Content already freely available elsewhere (e.g. Wikipedia or vendor documentation) need not be repeated here.
- Can I offer an objective, substantiated discussion of the topic?
What type of content is explicitly not allowed?
Do not contribute without explicit permission any copyrighted work. Packetlife.net does not retain legal counsel, and its administration would greatly appreciate not antagonizing those organizations which do.
Any proprietary information (such as that covered by a Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) should be avoided here. If in doubt, err on the side of caution.
"Promotional" material (spam)
While objective analysis of the benefits offered by a particular platform or technology is welcome, any content considered to be blatantly promotional is not permitted, and will be removed by the staff in a very public manner.
Can I reuse wiki content elsewhere?
Content on packetlife.net is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license. Content may be republished only with explicit attribution (e.g. a hyperlink to the original source). Note that, given the collaborative effort responsible for the generation of content on this site, no individual can waive this condition.