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Re: Fedora Installation Guide writer opening



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Rahul wrote:
> James McElhannon wrote:
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>> Karsten Wade wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 09:28 +0530, Rahul wrote:
>>>  
>>>> So absolutely noone wants to get involved?
>>>>
>>>> We have a fair list of potential people here -
>>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Contributors
>>> Personally, I would like to know what the other 95% of our 600+
>>> subscribers are interested in doing ... and why they are not doing it.
>>>
>>> As has been said, they can't really be only interested in "learned
>>> discussions of documentation tools."
>>>
>>> - Karsten
>>>
>>
>> Before I decide exactly how angry I am at this comment, I wanted first
>> to verify a few things.
> 
> Not sure what you are angry about.
> 
>>
>> For the folks on the list with redhat email addresses, isn't it your job
>> to be participants in this and other related projects?  Isn't it your
>> job to increase the participation in such projects and to heighten the
>> profile of Fedora?
>>
> 
> A handful of Red Hat people are working on Fedora full time as part of
> their day job and neither me nor Karsten are part of that group. We are
> volunteers just like anyone else here and email addresses dont change
> that. I would consider it good if anyone interested in Fedora encourages
> other people to participate in the different Fedora projects or better
> yet participate themselves and thats what exactly what we are doing.
> 
> Rahul
> 

I guess what I'm thinking about is an article whose link was distributed
to the group.  At the end of the article, Karsten's profile was given as:

<quote>
About the author
Karsten Wade is the leader of the Fedora Documentation Project and a
senior developer relations manager at Red Hat. Formerly a services
consultant and Engineering technical writer, Karsten is now focused on
bringing corporate developers the Red Hat world of content, community,
and collaboration found in the best practices of free/libre and open
source software.
</quote>

That sounds like someone whose job is based on Fedora.  So, based on
that, I would stand by my earlier statement (at least for Karsten):

<quote>
For the folks on the list with redhat email addresses, isn't it your job
to be participants in this and other related projects?  Isn't it your
job to increase the participation in such projects and to heighten the
profile of Fedora?
</quote>

So, I take issue with criticism of those who are exclusively using their
own precious time and effort without any job-related association.

Anyway, at this point, I've said my piece, and I'll go away now.

James

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