The Linux Documentation Project is developing free, high quality
documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. This includes the
creation of HOWTOs and Guides, and collaboration with other
If you've always wanted to help Linux reach Total World
Domination(tm), but you're not a programmer, there's still
something you can do. Help the LDP!
In an attempt to improve the overall quality of our
documentation, we are initiating an effort to review the entire
collection of over 350 documents. We're going to check each
document for accuracy, use of language, formats and languages that
are available, and various other metrics.
This is obviously a very big job, and it will require expertise
in many different disciplines. If you've ever complained that Linux
documentation isn't up to the same quality standards as commercial
products, then this is your chance to change that situation. Write
to David Merrill at email@example.com for more information about
how you can help.
Out Of Date Publication Warning
It has come to our attention recently that at least one
publisher, who shall remain nameless, is currently selling out of
date documentation from the LDP collection. In this instance, the
HOWTOs in question are over two years old, and updated versions
have been available on our site for some time, so we believe the
company is acting irresponsibly and "burning" the unwitting
purchasers of its book.
Our goal is to produce free documentation that can be freely
redistributed both commercially and noncommercially. Unfortunately,
this policy does have a downside. The downside is that we cannot
prevent others from misusing the HOWTOs in this way. Our only
recourse is to attempt to educate the GNU/Linux community. Caveat
We encourage you to buy printed volumes of LDP documents where
available. Sometimes there is no substitute for a hard copy, and
many HOWTOs have a long "shelf life" due to the nature of their
subject matter. However, before you purchase hard copy, you are
well advised to check our site and make sure you are getting an up
to date version.
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