THIS is only the question a potential franchisee needs to ask existing franchisees.
An interesting article from the New York Times called A Wiki Takes Aim at Obama .
Many companies and organizations, including the United States Army, have seized on the Wikipedia model to encourage their members to build up information collaboratively. This seems to be an early effort to use the idea behind WikiLeaks, a repository of secretive or difficult-to-obtain documents, for a specific political end.
As I understood and have advised since last summer, every franchise system should have their own franchisee-directed wiki of franchisor’s documents.