The mission of Fedora's Documentation Project is to improve the overall experience of Fedora users and contributors by providing documentation. We explain how to use certain software and systems, provide written accounts of special events (like releases), and recommend settings for software and systems (in terms of security, performance, and other concerns). In pursuing this work, the Docs Project creates and uses only free and open-source software, content, tools, and processes, so our documentation is reusable, modifiable, and rebuildable by anyone, for free, forever.
I want to...
- I want to find documentation.
- I want to report a problem.
- I want to translate documents.
- I want to know what the Documentation Project does.
- I want to join the Documentation Project.
How to communicate with the Docs Project
- Mailing List: For formal discussions, the Fedora Documentation Project uses the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
- IRC: For informal discussions about Fedora Documentation, many members of the project frequent the #fedora-docs channel on irc.freenode.net.
- Meetings: Weekly Fedora Documentation Project meetings are held on Wednesdays at 2300 UTC, in the #fedora-meeting channel on irc.freenode.net. Check out the Meetings wiki page for past meetings minutes, and the agenda for the upcoming meeting.
The difference between the "wiki" and "guides"
Documents typically begin life on the Fedora wiki. This is to aid the development of the document until it can be finalized. Unfinished documents are categorized as Category:Draft_Documentation. Once the document is deemed complete, the Draft_Documentation category is replaced by the Category:Documentation category.
If the documentation is deemed to be "official" and in need of a more permanent home, the wiki pages are translated into Docbook XML which can then be used to generate HTML and RPM files that are distributed to the public. HTML files are published at http://docs.fedoraproject.org and RPM files are published in the Fedora repository.
More details are found on the Docs Project workflow page.
What we are working on now.
We use Red Hat's Bugzilla instance for tracking issues and tasks within the Docs Project. It is always helpful to provide input and patches to bugs.
All documentation produced by Fedora is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported License.
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Pages in category "Docs Project"
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