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Re: Introduction

On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 22:04 +0000, Mayank Sharma wrote:
> Hello,
> I am Mayank Sharma, a freelance technical writer in New Delhi, India.
> I helped launch India's first magazine on Open Source -- LINUX For
> You. Currently am freelancing for OSTG (NewsForge, Linux.com, etc) and
> occasionally write for Linux Journal and OpenOffice.org as well. I am
> one of the silent subscribers of the list, but hope to change that
> status with this email.


> While working on an article on SELinux, I bumped into Karsten at
> #selinux. After a few hours we were discussing about the fedora docs,
> Karsten laying down the project's need for authors. Due to time
> considerations I can't (yet) author a doc, but I did volunteer to
> maintain the existing stock. 
> Karsten thinks the Installation Guide would need multiple maintainers.
> So here I am ready to share the burden with Stuart.

And now is when I should explain myself properly. :)

Seeing the tremendous effort that Stuart has put into the Installation
Guide (IG), I realized that for the long term, we could use a small team
(2 to 4) for the IG to:

1) Work on new content/changes for upcoming releases, as soon as test1
is out or sooner.

2) Maintain the existing release, including bugfixes, content merges
from the existing version to the upcoming version, and content merges
coming the other way.

At the moment, I was hoping Stuart might have some small creation tasks
for Mayank, that is, help in finishing something that is unfinished.
This is outside of the scope of what Mayank is available for, so I don't
know if it will work.

I could be overplaying the need for ongoing help with the IG, please
correct me if I am!

FWIW, I have tried to respond to all requests for Fedora documentation
with a polite request for more writers.  I think the FDP is a great
place to get started for people who want to be more closely involved in
open source development.  Feel free to make such pleas yourselves,
wherever you can.  We can't be at fault for failing to create a tonne of
documentation if the community hasn't first provided a tonne+1
writers. :)

_ Karsten
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