> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. März 2019 um 11:53 Uhr
> Von: "Simon Lees" <sflees(a)suse.de>
> An: opensuse-project(a)opensuse.org
> Betreff: Re: [opensuse-project] Google's Season of Docs
> On 14/03/2019 20:03, Sarah Julia Kriesch wrote:
> >> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. März 2019 um 10:06 Uhr
> >> Von: "Simon Lees" <sflees(a)suse.de>
> >> An: opensuse-project(a)opensuse.org
> >> Betreff: Re: [opensuse-project] Google's Season of Docs
> >> On 14/03/2019 18:32, Sarah Julia Kriesch wrote:
> >>>> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. März 2019 um 03:35 Uhr
> >>>> Von: "Lana Brindley" <lbrindley(a)suse.de>
> >>>> An: opensuse-project(a)opensuse.org
> >>>> Betreff: Re: [opensuse-project] Google's Season of Docs
> >>>>> Most of openSUSE's current documentation is generated along side SUSE's so talking to SUSE's documentation team is probably the best starting point. As a result of this if you look at https://doc.opensuse.org/ it tends to cover things that are in SLE very well but doesn't tend to cover areas outside that,
> >>>> Yeah, the problem I see is that there is no community-based team for these docs, the community is just relying on a re-badging of the corporate docs.
> >>>>> for example there's a bunch of low hanging fruit in things like the Gnome User Guide could probably be extended to other desktops like KDE and there are probably a bunch of other features / things that we ship in openSUSE that aren't in SLE that could equally make there way into openSUSE's version of the documentation.
> >>>> A content audit seems like a good place to start.
> >>>> Since there's no mailing list or IRC any more, it's a little hard to know how to go about building up a community around docs. Do you think this is the best list to try and kick that off, or is there a more appropriate place?
> >> Given there seems to be interest you can ask the hero's nicely to create
> >> a new mailing list or reactivate the old one (I don't know which is
> >> easier) we only closed the old one due to inactivity.
> >>> Such a team exists. We had many questions on our wiki mailing list in the past how to contribute to the real documentation of openSUSE, because this documentation is only editable by the SUSE documentation team.
> >>> The community is only allowed to edit the wiki and that is the documentation by the community at the moment.
> >> This is maybe less true now, all the documentation has been open sourced
> >> and is on github, although it's currently in SUSE's github which has
> >> traditionally meant that SUSE isn't really expecting external
> >> contributions. But still it is technically possible to create a pull
> >> request. But really it would be best to discuss the best way forward
> >> with the documentation team, they maybe willing and happy to accept pull
> >> requests as is they may also be completely unprepared and not have the
> >> man power to review a significant number of pull requests. Maybe it
> >> makes sense to do the work in some other "New openSUSE feature branch",
> >> at worst its possible to fork the documentation into openSUSE's github
> >> and work on new areas of the documentation there still using SUSE's
> >> templates and methods for building the docs. There might be other ways
> >> as well, but the best people to work that through with is SUSE's
> >> documentation team. They are friendly people i've met a bunch of them
> >> over breakfast at some point.
> > We know about the friendliness. 2 years ago we should receive 1 guy for the integration of openSUSE Contributions
> > and a better cooperation between the SUSE Documentation Team and our wiki team. In addition, this guy should be allowed
> > to contribute to our wiki improvement during the working time. We had a small discussion on our wiki mailing list that
> > the technology behind doc.opensuse.org was difficult to understand for openSUSE newbies (without SUSE background). Therefore,
> > SUSE wants to be responsible for doc.opensuse.org.
> > We didn't watch any Contributions in the wiki by the special SUSE Documentation Team Member. We tried the integration,
> > but that was not possible.
> > Well a large amount can change in two years and it might be that the
> people looking at it this time are willing to figure out the current
> documentation system, especially if they have past experience in
> documentation its probably what they are used to. From a quick glance
> its mostly xml pretty similar to other documentation systems i've used
> in the past. I'd be more then comfortable contributing a basic fix and I
> haven't touched doco for years so i'm sure people who do it more
> regularly will pick it up pretty easily.
> So I wouldn't say its not worth trying again just because of past
> experiences especially if there are people familiar with documentation
> that are willing to train other people which is the whole point of
> Google's Season of Docs anyway.
> Simon Lees (Simotek) http://simotek.net
> Emergency Update Team keybase.io/simotek
> SUSE Linux Adelaide Australia, UTC+10:30
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