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Sandy Harris wrote:
> This turned up on one of the Linux Documentation Project (www.linuxdoc.org)
> mailing lists. It seemed to me it might provoke some discussion here.
This article says what I've been saying for a couple of years.
The upside of this situation is that anyone with reasonable
technical proficiency and an ability to write can make their mark in
Linux documentation. The field is virtually wide open. What's more,
only a small part of Linux documentation is tied to specific
companies, so it's a good place for new writers to gain some
Sad to say, despite good intentions, neither the Linux Documentation
Project or Open Source Writer's Group has done much to improve the
situation; these groups talk a good talk, but can never seem to get
down to specifics enough to be useful.
Meanwhile, some documentation must have been copied and pasted from
man files written thirty years ago.
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Director of Marketing and Communications,
Progeny Linux Systems
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