[fedora-india] [Fwd] how to become a docs contributor (video)

susmit shannigrahi thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 04:39:43 UTC 2009


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

 "how to become a docs contributor"


Yesterday I was helping Mel[0] with the POSSE[1] class in
Singapore[2].  Basically, I covered what open source content in Fedora
does (technical docs, process docs, community self-knowledge docs),
the common tools and styles we try to propagate, and then walked the
class through how to contribute to the release notes.  The exercise
was focused on editing to the wiki.  I explained the rest of the
process in the abstract with lots of links.[3]

The class[4] are all instructors in polytechnical or business schools in
APAC - Singapore, Shangai, and so forth. Ideally, they take back the
"how to be an active contributor in an open source community" training
to their classes.  Even better, if they do classes where part of the
student work is being active in FLOSS communities.

You may find the IRC log[3] interesting, but Mel did a good job
capturing the basics in that screencast.  It is useful for showing to
anyone who drops by #fedora-docs.  We'll try to get an OGG version to
grab from somewhere so we can have it in the /topic on
#fedora-docs. :)

Cheers - Karsten

[0] Mel - http://blog.melchua.com/
       - http://blog.melchua.com/2009/11/11/how-to-become-a-release-notes-editor/
[1] http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE
[2] http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_APAC
[3] I start the session at 01:53:38:
[4] http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_Blogs


Sent from Calcutta, WB, India

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