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FSF relaunches its free software directory

http://www.h-online.com

The site includes more than 6,500 free and open source software (FOSS) programs for users to download, run and share. According to the FSF, each entry in the Directory is individually checked and tested so that users can be assured that any program they find there "will be free software with free documentation and without proprietary software requirements".

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Linux Documentation Bug - A Programers Perspective

http://www.randomreviews.placeboism.com

What is it that really holding Linux & FOSS software back from absolute domination? In a sentence "go read the source code". The thing that's meant to be its strength is its greatest flaw. But its fixable, fix this one, stand well back, watch the World Change!

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The big Linux Achilles: Documentation

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Over the last week I have read numerous articles bemoaning the sad state of Linux documentation, and I have to say - I am on board. Linux is an outstanding operating system. There is very little it can not do. The biggest problem (especially for the new user) is getting there.

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Linux Documentation From A User's Viewpoint

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Linux newbie and excellent writer Emery Fletcher weighs in on the subject of documentation for Linux users, and why it is a good thing.

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Shedding commercial attitudes towards documentation

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Too much of the community still seems to cling to attitude about documentation inherited from commercial development.

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Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

The Internet and Google have made FOSS developers lazy because they have made it too easy to abdicate the job of proper documentation to "The community." Telling users and potential contributors to use Google, mailing lists, and forums is not documentation. It's a way to guarantee having fewer users, unhappy users, and fewer contributors.

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Great Documentation Is Key to Open Source Success

http://www.webmonkey.com

Listen up open source developers, if you want your project to succeed you're going to have to do more than write great code; you're going to have to document it, teach new users how it works and provide real-world examples of what you can do with it."

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Community-produced free software textbooks for GNU/Linux users

http://www.fsf.org

Join the Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals March 21st-22nd book sprint, "Introduction to the Command Line".

The Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals are joining forces in a sprint to write a new textbook introducing GNU/Linux newbies to the command line. Join us as we sprint to release a new book by Monday March 23rd!

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Links to Other Free Software Sites (last updated $Date: 2008/10/01 01:00:54 $)

http://www.gnu.org

"To help promote knowledge of free software that isn't GNU software distributed by the FSF, we have collected the following links to other web sites that contain free software, or is directly related to the issue of free software..."

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Documenting Linux

http://www.itpro.co.uk

The visibility of the source code is an essential element of Linux and free software, but reading the source is not always the best way to discover what the coder intended - which is not always the same as what the code actually does.

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The way that will bring more users to GNU/Linux

http://linuxdocumentation.net

How the documentation is important to the GNU/Linux world? Why we need a documentation? Basically this is crucial point for any project. The documentation is something like a gate to the project, new users go through that gate to enter in the project and if that gate is broken the user could go in the wrong direction.

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LinuxDocumentation.net: Linux Installfest HOWTO

http://wiki.tldp.org

Linux Installfest HOWTO provides information that could help you with the organization of a successful installfest. What is the definition of a successful installfest? Basically when the people are happy after such an event then that means the installfest went O.K. and it is successful. This howto is one of the documents need update and for that reason it is in the wiki.

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How the bad documentation hurts GNU/Linux.

http://linuxdocumentation.net

It could be very confusing when a user follow badly written documentation to achieve task. Especially if this task is important and the user is novice.

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Created by hydra 6 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

http://www.linux.com

For a lot of programmers, writing an application is fun, but writing its manual is not. Adding new features, refining the product, and responding to users' input are all more rewarding than writing instructions on how to use the software. However, good documentation is necessary to have happy, informed users who can contribute meaningfully to future development.

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Created by docsmartz 6 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 17 weeks ago
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5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source

http://www.internetling.com

I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

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