Re: open sounce article

Subject: Re: open sounce article
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:16:10 -0400

rewilli -at- lexmark -dot- com wrote:
>
> i am fairly new to the list and to tech writing, i have a strong computer
> science background (ironically that is how i am listed in new committees...(new
> blood strong cs background) i am highly interesting in working with open source
> type of stuff. if anything i want to gain experience in the tech writing field,
> what kind of procudure would i go through to find a project of some type to work
> with?

Open Source Writer's Group http://www.oswg.org is likely the best starting
point.
They collect both resumes and project requirements lists, available over the
web.

Linux documentation project http://www.linuxdoc.org

FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD. Each a slightly different approach. Each with a .org
website.

Look at any of the major cross-platform open source projects. Apache, Mozilla,
GNOME, Gnumerics, www.fsf.org.

The main tool you'd need to look at is the DocBook SGML DTD (document type
definition, essentially a set of tag definitions) which most of the above
groups use for single-source markup. You can then generate HTML, PDF and
several other formats automatically from the DocBook source.




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