RE: Rapidly Diverging From the Desired Discussion WAS: Writing fo r the Open Source Community

Subject: RE: Rapidly Diverging From the Desired Discussion WAS: Writing fo r the Open Source Community
From: Decker Wong-Godfrey <dfgodfrey -at- milmanco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:50:58 -0800


>But this is not the discussion I was trying to begin. If you are going to
write
>for the open source community is there an advantage to you? If you are
>unemployed and have no money, is time well spent picking up an open-source
>project and hoping that someone will recognise you? Or, is there a way to
>leverage open-source participation during a traditional job search?




You may have luck looking here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/oswg/index.html

(The Open Source Writers Group)

Or asking the question here:

oswg-discuss -at- oswg -dot- org


You might find the answers you're looking for over there, since I imagine
that the bulk of the writers here are in the same position you are. Linux
doesn't have a history of paying people who write for a living. Here, I
think you're going to find just the answer you were searching for in your
initial post-lots of people don't make lots of money writing Open Source
documentation. (However, the fact that you don't find a lot of writers who
have made money writing documentation for Open Source products doesn't mean
that will always be the case.)




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