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FLOSS Manuals sprints to build quality free documentation

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.208.214.148] on December 24, 2008 04:34 AM
Documentation is one area in which free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is weakest.


I find this statement to be patently untrue. The problem I see is a lack of centralized, organized, official documentation. I'm a consultant and senior-level Linux admin, and I don't remember the last time I googled for how to do X or how Y works and didn't end up with at least a decent explanation or starting point. The documentation and knowledge frequently exists, but lives in source comments, shorthand, or (most frustratingly) forums and mailing list archives.

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