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From Ted Husted <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Mentor and Project Guide (WAS: RE: [OT] How to prevent...)
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2004 20:06:43 GMT
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 09:26:22 -0400 (EDT), J Aaron Farr wrote:
> How big were you thinking of making this?  Your outline suggests
> several pages at least.  Or were you thinking of just one page?

It should be as short as we make make it, but no shorter :) 


> I had been thinking of putting together additional documents for
> those interested in going through the incubator [1].  We regularly
> get questions like: "I'm the lead for project ABC which would be a
> great addition to Apache.  How do we join?"  Some points of your
> outline touched on this, but I may still be interested in writing a
> very simple, user friendly guide to contributing to the ASF.  I'm
> never satisfied with current documentation. :) 

Jakarta has some useful guidelines for the "do we qualify" question

* http://jakarta.apache.org/site/newproject.html

which people have used as the background for the emerging standard Incubator proposal format.



> On a final note, I don't believe I have any SVN commit rights to
> anything in the incubator.  I can work up some Forrest or Docbook
> XML stubs based on the outline and if everyone like them, then
> perhaps I can get access to putting them somewhere.  Or I could
> start in the wiki, but in that case, I'd start on content rather
> than the XML structure.

The wiki sounds like a fine place to get started.

-Ted.


On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 09:26:22 -0400 (EDT), J Aaron Farr wrote:
> Sounds good.  Couple of questions and thoughts:
>
> How big were you thinking of making this?  Your outline suggests
> several pages at least.  Or were you thinking of just one page?
>
> I suppose this is going to be authored in Forrest or perhaps
> Docbook.
>
> I had been thinking of putting together additional documents for
> those interested in going through the incubator [1].  We regularly
> get questions like: "I'm the lead for project ABC which would be a
> great addition to Apache.  How do we join?"  Some points of your
> outline touched on this, but I may still be interested in writing a
> very simple, user friendly guide to contributing to the ASF.  I'm
> never satisfied with current documentation. :)
>
> On a final note, I don't believe I have any SVN commit rights to
> anything in the incubator.  I can work up some Forrest or Docbook
> XML stubs based on the outline and if everyone like them, then
> perhaps I can get access to putting them somewhere.  Or I could
> start in the wiki, but in that case, I'd start on content rather
> than the XML structure.
>
> jaaron
>
> [1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=incubator-
> general&m=109181155826131&w=2
>
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