Re: [Gimp-developer] tutorials


On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:42 PM, Pat David <patdavid gmail com> wrote:

I am still trudging through the list of tutorials from the old site and
(slowly) migrating them one at a time to the new infrastructure.

I've noticed a couple of things, though.  Many of these tutorials are a)
copyrighted without notice of a more permissive licensing, and b) really
out of date.

So the question is, what should I do with them?  My first inclination is to
keep them and migrate them, but possibly to not link to them any longer?
This way the URI is consistent and stil working, but the pages won't be
reachable except through their direct url.

Another option is to simply not migrate some of them, given their copyright

I am slowly trying to replace older tutorials with new ones that will be
free of the copyright issues, but it's slower going than moving the
website. :)

Also, I've included the complete list of tutorials, in case anyone wants to
point out some that we definitely won't need or care about migrating.

[ snip ]

Do we really need to "update" all these tutos for the new website?
My proposition is to scrap all the ones too outdated or without proper
copyleft and make a public call for people to propose good tutorials,
using recent versions (2.8.x), and copyleft only. I have already met
several people who told me they were interested to write tutorials for
GIMP (in French and in Korean, which I could translate to English).

With the state of our tutorials, I feel like just going from a blank
slate and going for high quality isn't that much a luxury and would be
worth it. And rather than trying to "save" all the old stuff, I feel
like it would be so much more healthy to involve our community of
users more into the upstream website.


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