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From "Keith N. McKenna" <keith.mcke...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Please add me to The OpenOffice.org Documentation Project list
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:06:55 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Keith N. McKenna
> <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Keith N. McKenna
>>> <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Kay Schenk wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/29/2012 12:34 PM, Keith N. McKenna wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mark Roest wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> At the moment most of my energies have been directed at reviewing
the
>>>>>> chapters of the Getting Started Guide and getting them ready for
>>>>>> publication.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I look forward to working with you
>>>>>> Keith N. McKenna
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> @Keith--
>>>>>
>>>>> Happy to hear there's progress in this area! :)
>>>>>
>>>> Unfortunately progress is VERY slow. Only one new volunteer stepped up to
>>>> help. I will be doing an update to the list hopefully in the next few
>>>> days
>>>> as to where we are.
>>>>
>>>
>>> We could do a "call for volunteers" to find more people interested in
>>> documentation.  If we promote this like we did QA, Marketing and
>>> Translations, we could easily see 10-20 people express serious
>>> interest.  But for this to work it is best if there is some framework
>>> they can fit into, some plan or structure that they can add their
>>> efforts to.  For documentation an outline at the very least.
>>>
>>> If you are interested in getting more volunteers this way let me know
>>> and I can help on the recruitment.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Keith
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> Rob;
>>
>> A call for volunteers would be helpful, but with with Jean no longer
>> actively working on the project there is a lack o the skills she had in the
>> field to make that coherent outline. Let me get together an update for were
>> we are as far as the print documentation and hopefully it will clear my head
>> a bit for the longer term needs.
>>
>
> That would be the point of a call for volunteers then, wouldn't it?
> Bring in more volunteers with the skills needed to create an outline,
> etc.  There are independent books written on OpenOffice and certainly
> Microsoft Office all the time.  There are many people who have the
> skills needed.  All we need to do is ask.
>
> The goal should be (IMHO) to reach a critical mass of volunteers where
> the tasks are not only doable, but fun.
>
> -Rob
>
>> Regards
>> Keith
>>
>
Rob;

Your original response, to me at least, implied the need for a an 
outline or framework to be in place before the call would be effective. 
if we can attract people with the needed skills then I am all for it. We 
need to start a serious discussion about where we go with documentation 
for the 4.0 release.
Lets go ahead and put out the call or volunteers for docuentation. What 
do you b=need rom me at this point to get started?

Regards
Keith



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