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.
PressForward is a multi-user, collaborative RSS feed reader that integrates with WordPress's publication workflow and provides users with the ability to curate content for a target audience.
Amnesty International produces a 400+ page print report each year, which is released in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic simultaneously and then translated into 12 other languages. Last year the organization deployed Booktype 2.0, a Django application developed for book sprints. Daniel James... Read more
Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work.
Once you've written an ebook and published it as an EPUB, you're work's not over. There are a few things that you still need to do. This article looks at how to validate your EPUB and how to convert it to the format that the Kindle ebook reader expects.
We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long that many items published early last century are still protected by copyright.
Understandably, software developers might wonder how a bunch of historians ended up shepherding an open source content management system into the world, but in the case of Omeka the trajectory is a logical one that stems from years of work in open access public history and cultural heritage... Read more
Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or derivative works from their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and other media. And the participatory nature of the Internet has arguably helped broaden... Read more
This year at Opensource.com, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce from their experiences and work in various open source industries and sectors. In this Best of Opensource.com, our top guides and tutorials this year... Read more
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more