We now believe the site to be fully ready for all openSUSE community members to contribute to, so without further ado we proudly announce http://openSUSE-Community.org
Many are still in the dark about the existence and purpose of the new openSUSE Community website, so here’s a little light. Many productive things came out of the first community meeting on IRC (http://en.opensuse.org/Meetings/Community_Meeting_2006-12-16/minutes). In the brainstorming section, one of these things was the decision to have a completely new resource for openSUSE users created content, a place where we can document the stuff that we perhaps can’t put directly onto openSUSE.org, such as Packman and guru, tutorials, restricted format issues, etc.
There are many such sites, so we first assessed whether any of them was suitable. Currently there are many such resources around, but instructions for each particular thing are scattered over very many sites. This is confusing to a new user trying to find his way, counterproductive, and evidently creates quite a bit of duplication of effort. This is an issue related to the many micro-communities that openSUSE has, and we believe that in working on this issue, we can truly be more productive, while making documentation resources more accessible to new users. So we have decided to create a place where: (i) we won’t try to replace the great documentation on openSUSE.org, and reference wherever possible, (ii) integrate nicely with openSUSE.org (hence using mediawiki and have a similar looking style), and (iii) be organized and straightforward; and specifically, organized for different openSUSE versions.
We invite all openSUSE users to contribute and use the pages on the website there, and hope that with the help of the entire community we can make it a truly valuable and unified resource, along with openSUSE.org.
On behalf of many openSUSE Community members, Francis Giannaros