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FLOSS Manuals sprints to build quality free documentation

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 161.203.16.1] on December 23, 2008 03:12 PM
Though I agree that free software often has bad documentation, I would argue that this is often true for all software, not just free software. I have used many proprietary software systems that have awful documentation. A great culprit is Microsoft, which now ships minimal documentation with products like Windows; then Microsoft Press will happily sell you a book that should have been the product's manual! On the other hand, many free software products (like Vim, Apache, and most GNU products) have excellent documentation.

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