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Comment A general problem about community education (Score 1) 769

It is not enough to recruit experts (with or without pay) to write, because they can't keep up with changes--I found that out working on books about Linux at O'Reilly. But it is not enough to ask the community to contribute micro-documents--that causes everything comes out disorganized and of wildly varying quality.

My most comprehensive article on the issues is:

http://praxagora.com/andyo/professional/community_author_collaboration.html

Much more for the curious at:

http://www.praxagora.com/community_documentation/

At FLOSS Manuals (http://flossmanuals.net/), where I volunteer, we're filling the gap with well-organized writing projects combining peer review from the public with experts from various free software packages. There's a very active mailing list and a lot of highly praised output on the web site.

(I may go back to one of the articles cited in the posting and add this comment to it.)

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