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Re: project ideas

Dear Sir/Miss:
        I like the idea and I 'd like to do something for the project.
I think it's more meaningful than to put a red hat on Linux head...
       If there is anything I can help , Please let me know.
       Talk to you later...

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Dingledine <arma@mit.edu>
To: techwriters@linuxchix.org <techwriters@linuxchix.org>
Cc: seul-pub@seul.org <seul-pub@seul.org>; seul-dev-help@seul.org
Date: Thursday, June 17, 1999 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: project ideas

>> One thing I would like to see come out of the Open Source Writers Group
>> project is a series of short(ish), user-oriented, task-based documents
>> that people can use to learn all sorts of different things about Linux,
>> FreeBSD, and other Open Source software.  All written and released under
>> an appropriate Open Source license, of course.
>> I see these documents being of three kinds: Quick References,
>> Ten-Minute (or so) Tutorials, and Mini-Guides.  For example, here are
>> possible titles (off the top of my head):
>[examples snipped]
>> As you can probably imagine, the list of QRGs, TMTs, and MGs is
>> potentially infinite.  And each can be targetted at a different level of
>> user (beginner, novice, expert, hacker).
>I encourage you to check out the task-helps section of the simple end-user
>linux (seul) project, at
>Some of the goals for task-helps are:
>* Short and to the point.
>* Written in simple language.
>* Written in a stepwise fashion so that they may be easily performed.
>The basic idea is to have simple documentation for simple tasks like
>an xterm, shutting down your computer, copying/moving a file (including
>between partitions), etc.
>One day they might be integrated into a help browser, like gnome's or
>kde's, with an engine that you ask "how do I copy a file?" and it pops
>up a task-help suited to your experience level.
>Anyway, we stopped working on task-helps a while ago. You guys are more
>than welcome to grab our ideas, partially-written docs, and anything else
>you want and run with them.
>There might also be useful info in the May/April/March 1998 archives of
>the seul-dev-help list, at http://www.seul.org/archives/seul/dev/help/
>> I will provide web-space for HTML versions of the final docs, and I'll
>> arrange for an ftp site where people can store files, etc.  In terms of
>> resources (server space, etc.) I know a number of extremely generous
>> people who are willing to support projects like these.  Just tell me what
>> you think is needed, and I'll see what I can do.
>Count me in the group of generous people with resources to put towards
>this sort of thing. :) I've got 4 gigs free on seul's ftp site
>currently, and can host a variety of projects on our webpages.