jschauma at netmeister.org
Sun May 23 22:25:45 EDT 2004
Dru <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> -contributing documentation, tutorials, reviews
This is one point that can't be stressed enough. Documentation is
something that anybody can contribute to - even though getting really
good documentation out there is very hard by itself, input from anybody
(programmers or non-programmers alike) is important.
Often input from non-programmers can help make documentation more
helpful: things that are obvious to a programmer are often left out,
but the people who need the documentation may not be programmers and
thus lack a frame of reference.
It is also a great point to overcome one's own shyness of contributing.
Initially, a user may think that whatever she has to contribute surely
must have been discussed and debated by the folks who distribute the OS.
Not being shy about feedback in general is a good point, I think.
Positive feedback is always appreciated, and negative feedback, as long
as constructive, is also appreciated (at least by those smart enough to
look beyond pettiness).
Submitting patches for typos (and thinkos) may seem trivial, but help,
All in all certainly a topic that will be of interest to many people.
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
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