Re: THANKS! Re: Software engineer tech. writers? Do they exist?

Subject: Re: THANKS! Re: Software engineer tech. writers? Do they exist?
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:18:00 +0800

I might rate OSS doco work quite highly, but as with any other sample I
want to look at the contribution myself and I want to be able to verify
how much of it is the applicant's own work--100%, 90%, 50%, 1%, ...

It seems to me it would be easier to assess a programmer's actual
contribution to the software than a technical writer's contribution to
the docs. That's just my feeling though--I don't know enough about how
OSS projects work to be sure.


> while it's not unusual for a software developer to contribute
> code to an open-source software project, I haven't (personally)
> seen much evidence of tech. writers contributing documentation,
> manuals, etc. to open-source software projects.

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