How to contribute

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Every member of the Open SaaS Institute Community is wholeheartedly invited to contribute to the Open SaaS Institutes Wiki. Here is a short guide on how to do that:

First things first

  • Become a Member of the OSI Community. Simply join our Slack Workspace and introduce yourself in the channel "#3_introductions". (Please use the same name you use in your professional everyday life.)
  • Register as a user in this Wiki by clicking on "Create Account" on the top right of the screen.
  • Go to the channel "#6_help_and_questions" in the Slack community and ask for your Wiki Account to be enabled. You are making it easier when you copy-paste the link to your Wiki Profile to the Slack Channel. The link to your Wiki Profile is on the top of the page (hint:It's your name)

Learn to how to wiki

The Open SaaS Institutes Wiki uses Mediawiki as its technology platform. It is the same technology Wikipedia was built upon.

All pages are written in a markup language often referred to as wikitext. It's very powerful, robust, and yet simple to learn.

If you don't want to dive too deep, you can also always use the WYSIWYG Editor for simple edits.

How to edit a page

You can edit every page in this entire Wiki. Yes, really: every page is editable

(Ok, we might protect some pages from editing if they belong to the Wikis critical infrastructure, or if they are prone to vandalism.)

  • Please use the Sandbox Page to play around and test your skills.
  • Use the EDIT link on top of each page to edit the page with the Simple Editor.
  • Or click on EDIT SOURCE to edit a page using the wikitext markup language.

How to create a New Page

Mediawiki has essentially two standard ways of creating a new page:

  • Search for a page - If it doesn't exist, you can create it by clicking on Create the page <Searchterm> on this wiki which is displayed along with the message that the search term couldn't be found.


  • Link to a non-existing page - if you link to an internal page, that doesn't yet exists a red-colored link is created. By clicking on that link, you are directed directly to editing the new page.

Talk pages

A talk page is available for each wiki page, providing a space for users to interact, exchange ideas and engage in discussions with others.

Here is an overview of how to operate the talk page.

Don't do evil!

"With great power comes great responsibility" - is what Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) was told. Please be a responsible and considerate spider when you help building this network of knowledge on our wiki and adhere to these rules:

  • Don't reinvent the wheel - please make sure you don't create pages with duplicate content. Search first, before you decide to create a new page.
  • Follow examples - There are templates for special pages. Please familiarize yourself with similar pages, before you create a new one.
  • Make sure you are familiar with the process of proposing a new standard by first reading Request for Comment (OSI-RFC) article.
  • Once you created a new OSI-RFC please post it to our slack channel for further discussion.