Fedora Installation Guide writer opening

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Sat Jul 22 14:41:09 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 13:54 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> But seriously, it's same as it ever was... a few people shoulder 95% of
> the work, just like any large project -- open source or not, come to
> think of it!  Not bitter, just at peace with it (this week).  

Oh, yeah, I was wicked bitter yesterday morning.  You should have seen
the internal email I sent on an unrelated {MUFFLE MUFFLE}. ;-)

Besides, I'm slippery with the percentages.  We have a good number of
people on this list who are very active in document production, add that
to quiet but active writers of Docs/Beats, and we're probably closer to
9% to 10%. :D

My thing is community documentation, and you'll see this in my current
work project.  I strive for obnoxiously high percentages of
contributors, by capturing and counting email/forum posts, blog entries,
del.icio.us tagged work, etc.  The days of a lone writer in green
eyeshield and dangling cigarette banging away on an IBM Selectric in the
newspaper basement, man, that is soooo behind us.

Have a cheerier weekend,

- Karsten
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