[FM Discuss] Report from Writing Open Source
adam at flossmanuals.net
Tue Jun 16 22:09:57 PDT 2009
sounds like it was a good conf. cool that you went :)
i think the book sprint manual should be done soon if it will be
interesting to anyone that was there maybe we can fwd the url once its
On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 23:44 -0500, Janet Swisher wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Andy Oram <andyo at oreilly.com> wrote:
> I got a lot of the write-ups, Janet. I would have come to the
> conference if I had the money to come; it clearly was a good
> sharing and learning experience. One more thing I'd ask is the
> kinds of personal connections people made and whether any
> individuals or groups are working together in some major ways
> that they weren't doing before.
> Definitely there was a group cohesion that emerged. Emma Jane said on
> her blog "We're not just conference participants anymore, we're a
> crew." The biggest thing is that the Ubuntu, Gnome, and xfce people
> realized that more cooperation and communication upstream and
> downstream (between desktops and distros) could benefit everybody. The
> WritingOpenSource website is picking up new members who were not at
> the conference, such as from PHP, Evergreen, WordPress, and openSUSE.
> I mentioned the interest in DITA in my blog posts; I'm working on
> finding DITA people for Shaun M to talk to so he can wrap his head
> around it.
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