Bad Documentation and Linux

Subject: Bad Documentation and Linux
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:01:49 -0700

Some interesting comments about Linux documentation (or lack thereof). "Is Bad
Documentation Derailing Linux?"

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/68798.html?wlc=1259948629

I'm amused by the "they don't even read it" comments. The person says she was paid to
create GOOD documentation (her caps, not mine) -- 123 pages in two days. I bet my idea of
GOOD and her idea of GOOD are vastly different. I'd probably not read the document either
after the first few pages ;)

It does point out there is a need in the open source community for technical writers. Not that
it will pay the mortgage, but think of the glory ;)

Just a little Friday fodder for conversation.

Dana W.

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