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From Dave <davepo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Rebooting the Documentation Effort
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:20:52 GMT
Hi all,

I think we do need a group of half a dozen people with a lot of experience
of the project to distribute the work amongst the others. This group would
need to decide collectively what needs to be done and in what order of
priority. They would have to be democratically elected by the rest of us...

Regards, Dave

2016-01-20 21:57 GMT+01:00 Keith N. McKenna <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>:

> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> > [bcc: dev@]
> >
> > Hi Keith,
> >
> > I have belatedly noticed your efforts to reboot the documentation
> > effort, first in April and again in December, 2015.
> >
> > I commend you on this.
>
> Thank You Dennis, I appreciate it.
> >
> > While people raise their hands, we don't seem to achieve traction.
> >
> > I would like to know from those who did not persevere,
> >
> > What got in the way?
> >
> > Is it all a matter of life intervening?
> >
> > Are there technical and communication matters that can be addressed
> > to remove any barriers that were encountered?
> >
> > Is there missing information?
> >
> > - Dennis
> >
> I cannot speak for others, but  I will add my own observations for
> whatever use they may be.
>
> I think a lot of people raise their hand to volunteer with the
> expectation that there will be a lot of mentoring, task assignments and
> that sort of thing. We do not have experienced people to do mentoring to
> that level. I am not a tech writer. I am a Manufacturing Engineer that
> has written some technical documentation as a part of my job. As far as
> task assignments I believe that each contributor knows best there
> strengths and are better able to know what they might be best at. If
> someone wants to take on the task of handing out assignments for new
> volunteers I think that could be a help.
>
> Given the recent level of activity, I am cautiously optimistic that we
> may see some more forward momentum.
>
> Regards
> Keith
>
>
>
>

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