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LWN: Some thoughts on the Linux Documentation Project

Aug 25, 1999, 20:12 (5 Talkback[s])
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"In the last few months, the Linux Documentation Project has been in a bit of a rough spot, and it seems that things have not been moving along as smoothly as they were for the last 5 years. I have seen the latest 'LDP Proposal' ( on the Open Source Writer's Group website (, and I have a few thoughts on the current state of the LDP and what should be done to fix it. "

"As the original co-founder and coordinator of the LDP, I did a lot of work to make the project a popular source of Linux documentation. I started the LDP website, moderated the newsgroups, ran the mailing lists, acted as the liason between LDP writers and CD-ROM vendors and paper publishers. So I'd like to share my thoughts about what the LDP needs to get back on track."

"In a nutshell, my approach would be minimalistic. I have always found that when organizing a group of volunteers on the Internet, doing less is always better than doing more."

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