"For a lot of programmers, writing an application is fun, but
writing its manual is not. Adding new features, refining the
product, and responding to users' input are all more rewarding than
writing instructions on how to use the software. However, good
documentation is necessary to have happy, informed users who can
contribute meaningfully to future development. A few months ago,
Gilbert Ashley, the author of src2pkg (Slackware's 'magic package
maker') invited me and two other people to help him manage the user
documentation for his program. The process we used to create the
src2pkg wiki may be a useful example for other free and open source
software (FOSS) application developers..."
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