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FLOSS Manuals OpenMind


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FLOSS Manuals OpenMind

  1. 1. <ul><li>FLOSS Manuals </li></ul><ul><li>quality documentation for free open source software </li></ul><ul><li>OpenMind lightning talks </li></ul><ul><li>Tampere, 30.09.09 </li></ul><ul><li>Tomi Toivio, open source coordinator, m-cult </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>FLOSS Manuals is a documentation wiki for free and open source software. </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSS Manuals offers free manuals published under the GPL license. </li></ul><ul><li>The original version was in English, currently we also have Finnish, Farsi and Dutch localisations. </li></ul>What is FLOSS Manuals?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ideally the software documentation is written by people who are close to the skill level of the end-users. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything should be explained to a person who does not understand computer science. </li></ul><ul><li>FLOSS Manuals is building a bridge between the software and its potential users. </li></ul>Need for documentation
  4. 4. <ul><li>It is not enough to just translate a manual, it has to be constantly updated, expanded and localised to fit the local culture. </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to create workshops with schools, citizen media centers, and various user communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of this is to bring new users and writers to the FLOSS community. </li></ul>Building a community of users and writers
  5. 5. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Tomi Toivio </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>