Re: New Project: HOWTO Freely Obtain Our Source
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On Jun 1, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 12:00:50PM -0400, Eric Christensen wrote:I'd like to hear some thoughts on a project to document where all Fedora's source is located and how someone could obtain it. The thought is that while we make all of our source freely available to anyone I don't think we are doing a good job of letting people know where they can find it. While we might be meeting the letter of the rules I think we can do better. This would include ALL source: software, docs, art, etc. Thoughts?There is information on this scattered widely around the wiki but there's no doubt it's hard to find if you're approaching the question from the standpoint of "How do I get source?" without knowing what source, or why. And by saying that, I am absolutely *not* saying that's a bad way to ask the question! In fact, I think the *idea* of getting the source is just so powerful that we should make it drop-dead simple even for people who have no idea exactly why they want it. That idea, when you combine it with the collaborative power of the community, is what powers this entire project and indeed all of FOSS.
A month or so ago I joined and simply wanted to download and mess around with some documentation sources to see what would happen. I remember a total inability to find something to download, and jumped around from CVS <-> SVN <-> GIT <-> WIKI so felt confused and lost. I understand a restructuring is taking place but fwiw I gave up and moved on to other shiny objects (not Fedora) because of this. However, I'm back and am wanting to help newcomers like me get involved.
In summary: I think it's a good idea :) Regards, Philip -- fedora-docs-list mailing list fedora-docs-list@xxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-docs-list
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