This email is to drive some discussion around $subject. It follows from
a blog soon to be posted on the Fedora Community blog
). The text below is copied
from that blog:
How do we move to topic-based writing? Is there a plan?
After the FAD there was not a finalized plan, but planning began during
this session. Many ideas were mentioned and consensus seemed to form
around just writing new topic material. Folks from the Gnome project
pointed out several reasons, including efficiency, for why they rewrote
their materials when shifting from books to topics. Another benefit of
starting from scratch is that new material can be written in a priority
order possibly based on search keywords.
One challenge here is that right now we have no place to put and publish
these new topics. It was quickly pointed out that this is the "tools
problem" and it has many solutions. Instead of letting tools be a
blocker however, it was proposed to have people just write. "Write it in
any format, any markup, any program, even on paper and just send it to
us. We will get it published." This turned into a discussion of how many
topics are also good for the Fedora Magazine. So the suggestion was made
for folks to consider submitting material there first and we can pull it
back into docs later. Additionally folks can email the docs mailing list
or me. I am super excited to tell you I got an email with a topic 35
minutes after the session ended
Please reply here for discussion.