open source publishing
The documentation journey starts at the mailing list and never ends. In this article, Greg Pittman explains how he started writing documentation for Scribus, an open source desktop publishing application.
Why would an editor let go of publishing power and give the master calendar over to a group of trusted people? That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. But we did it. And it works. And this is another example of the power of open source.
It seems that no matter how often you do it, organizing nearly one hundred right-brained people is a little like herding cats. They came from all walks of life. Some studied at prestigious art schools. Others are self-taught. Some are already retired from careers in publishing, or as curators of... Read more