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Re: PATCH[1/1] Linux Security Guide



OK. So..

1) Finishing the Security Guide, including all aspects of security
important for average desktop/system admin/paranoid-for-good-reason
professional.
2) Compile guides focused on specific areas out of the Security Guide.

This may reflect how much I know of DocBook XML content re-use.
But.. I'm thinking there is one concern with this.

It seems to put tough
easy-to-read-and-understand-for-all-knowledge-levels demands on the
Security Guide. I'm thinking this may also be challenging for demands on
prerequisite knowledge. The level of prerequisite knowledge also needs
to be low. Else it might get complicated to re-use components from the
Security Guide when the audience is people that doesn't know or care
much about security.

//M



> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 00:06:02 -0800
> From: Karsten Wade <kwade redhat com>
> Subject: Re: PATCH[1/1] Linux Security Guide
> To: fedora-docs-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <20090106080602 GJ8094 calliope phig org>
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> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:24:36PM -0500, Eric Christensen wrote:
> 
> > If we are missing something you think should be addressed please feel
> > free to develop a chapter.
> 
> When Eric discussed the scope of the Security Guide with us on IRC,
> this was before the Red Hat content was released and available as an
> upstream to draw from.
> 
> However, we agreed then and later that it was a good idea to ...
> 
> * Include a wide range of security needs in the 'Security Guide'
> 
> * Make sure it was applicable to the "average desktop user", the
>   "average system administrator", and the "average highly secure
>   environment paranoid-for-good-reason professional."
> 
> (Eric, is that a fair assessment of the scope?)
> 
> That is a challenge, but a good one.
> 
> We can always take the larger upstream content and draw more than one
> Fedora-focused guide from it, for example ...
> 
> * Fedora Home User Security Guide
> * Fedora Secure Datacenter Guide
> * Etc.
> 
> By putting all the content in to one upstream document, it is like the
> Linux kernel -- useful for many sizes of hardware and environments.
> 
> Fortunately, DocBook XML makes it relatively easy to construct new
> guides out of existing XML content by reorganizing and omitting.
> 
> - Karsten
> -- 
> Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
> http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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