On Monday 23 August 2010 07:20:19 Bryen M. Yunashko wrote:
On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 10:30 +0900, Satoru Matsumoto wrote:
Well, a little bit off topic, though...
(2010/08/22 23:22), Jos Poortvliet wrote:
I would do the following: Set up an etherpad (piratepad) with the index you just wrote, and put other piratepad addresses with each chaptor behind the index. (create those, obviously, as well).
Then just announce it. Ask ppl to first find content on the web for each of those. Is there an installation guide on installing openSUSE? Trow in the link in that piratepad. Once we have a few, we can use the content to write for the course.
Hmmm, Jos seems to like EtherPad. So do I. ;-)
Since EtherPad itself was bought by Google and the source code has been opened, many EtherPad clone sites have been replicated. Among those clones, I'd recommend iEtherPad. http://ietherpad.com/
Unlike other EtherPad clones, iEtherPad allows you to create your own team site, like *opensuse-foo.ietherpad.com*. Besides, you can create a pad and give it the name you want (on most of the other EtherPad clone sites, a random pad name is generated by the system when you create a new pad and you have to use it anyway).
We, openSUSE Weekly News Japanese Translation team, are now using iEtherPad for translating OWN. The name of the team site is ownja.ietherpad.com (ownja = *o*penSUSE *W*eekly *N*ews *Ja*panese) and you can see for example our work on iEtherPad at: http://ownja.ietherpad.com/136 # This is the pad for translating OWN issue 136 into Japanese.
Although iEthrePad is run by an individual and has some minor problems, these advantages are tempting. If you like EtherPad and haven't tried iEtherPad yet, I strongly recommend you to use it. ;-)
The "run by an individual" gives me pause. But overall, I'd like to see some team consolidation thing going on for these services. Jos has surely thrown quite a few etherpads and piratepads at me and frankly, as cool as the tool is for collaboration, it's getting dicey keeping track of them all. I just don't know how that Jos genius does it. :-)
Unfortunately I'm not as smart as you think I am, which is why I'm trying to convince somebody to set up an etherpad server @ opensuse. This will give us a nice list of open pads, you can give them names and you have some access control. In other words - much better for Bryen's and similar animals.