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Re: Competition and Integration



<quote who="Karsten Wade">
> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 00:30 +1000, Colin Charles wrote:
>>
>> That would mean getting Max, to agree to his faq becoming merged at the
>> main site, and of less importance
>>
>> Boy were there troubles I remember when trying to sort this out at the
>> OpenOffice.org project (I used to be the unofficial FAQ maintainer
>> too...) There were just sadly about three other competing ideas when the
>> merger came and no one seemed to agree on anything useful it'd seem
>
> This is my biggest personal concern.  I don't want our Big Fedora Ax to
> takeover the good work done by others.  I don't see a need to compete in
> a doc niche unless there is a need.  Such as the existing docs are worth
> replacing. :)
>
>> >  ignore
>> > it and let it continue as it is. any other ideas?
>>
>> If Max is happy with what he does, I say lets point to it. We should
>> decentralise as much as possible (we can have a faq on our site, but we
>> should allow for unofficial faqs)
>>
>> Now back to ubuntuguide. The step-by-step guide _really_ does help new
>> users to Fedora (well, Ubuntu in that case). If someone's interested,
>> something like that should happen with the faq
>>
>> BTW, I'm not sure if Max read's this list, but at some stage someone on
>> the Steering Committee (docs) should contact him
>
> Good idea, we want the connection done properly.  However, if there is
> anyone who wants to be the writer in charge of such a derivation, that
> would be a Good Think to Know.  I don't want to start such discussions
> without someone committed to doing the work we agree upon.
>
> I don't think we can possibly replace fedorafaq.org.  I know we don't
> want to.  I would be concerned that our derivation would draw people
> from fedorafaq.org that need to be there instead.  It would be awkward
> to have a huge "Tip" at the start of our FAQ that then vaguely suggests
> searching somewhere else for answers if you can't find them here.
> Especially if our FAQ became highly ranked.

What about just linking the links that mention mp3's etc. back to
fedorafaq.org?

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