Re: Question about documentation

On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 10:42:59AM +0100, Stéphane Genaud wrote: 
> I do not want to be rude with people that have wrote bits 
> of documentation so far (i have myself participated to such effort)
> but i think it is time to deliver documentation and code at the same
> time. People on the board should consider the task of writing
> documentation as a first order issue, and ask hackers to participate
> in that effort.
> Could you comment on this ?

My feeling is that there's very little the board can do in this
area. This is a doing-the-work-of-the-project area, and while the
board could issue a "docs are good" statement, or host conference
sessions for doc writers, fundamentally docs will come down to
motivated people doing them (or helping find others to do them).

If a board member does that work of writing docs or helping find
people to write docs, it's really not going to be work that requires
them to be a board member. They'll be acting as a project participant
there, not a board rep.

Remember, the board does not control technical direction, or what
people are working on.


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