As we discussed at Linux Plumbers Conference during the 'Making
SELinux Easier to Use" talk we have some document deficiencies in
the SELinux project.
I volunteered to start an SELinux Documentation Project. The primary
purpose of the project would be to get as much documentation as
possible on the selinuxproject.org
wiki, organized in a fashion that
users can understand and consume easily.
As I admitted before, we, the developers, are not always the best
people to judge what documentation users need and therefore am
requesting users, hopefully from different backgrounds and
environments, tell us what documentation they feel is lacking, what
questions they've been asked or have asked themselves and couldn't
find documentation for.
I think we need basic documentation that tells about SELinux (both
beginner and advanced), howto's for specific things (using secmark,
using netlabel, etc) and a set of short 'recipes' to accomplish
There are documents all over the place with various information, as
well as blog entries and mailing list archives but the effort here
is to consolidate all those resources onto selinuxproject.org
I'd also like to see volunteers in the community to help out with
the documentation effort, I know quite a few people already write
things like this on blogs, etc and it would be great to see that
information moved/copied onto selinuxproject.org
Please, if you are a user and have run in to lack of documentation
respond to this thread, or privately if you aren't comfortable
talking on list so that we can collect what the biggest deficiencies
are and get to writing documentation as soon as possible.
Also a lot of frequently asked questions are answered really well on the maillists. Maybe
we can pick the best from there and create a FAQ with a selection of those.
My blog posts, e-mails and etcetera can be used/modified/redistributed by anyone as far as
i am concerned. There are no restrictions at all.
I have plenty things to talk about but i have alteast two problems: 1. my writing skills.
2. need specific topics, so that i can write "to the point" articles and not
pages full of dull material where halfway i lost focus on the actual topic.
If there are people reading this that have experience with writing documentation etcetera
and that want to help create documentation (and in the process learn a bit about SELinux),
please let us know.
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