[TOS] writing style for textbook

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Sun Mar 14 19:06:17 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:46:35AM -0700, Philip Olson wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2010, at 11:33 AM, Greg Wilson wrote:
> >> What is our writing style for the textbook going to be?
> >> ...I'll edit to
> >> whatever the consensus + Greg says, especially Greg. ;-)
> > 
> > Well, I think we should all write like pirates.  "Arrrr... I'll keel haul 
> > the first scurvy dog what breaks the build!"
> :)
> There's an idea to create a general style guide for the Open Source world here:
>  - http://www.writingopensource.com/
> And although progress there has stalled, the idea is sound. Perhaps
> a spark will rejuvenate interest there? Or, simply using the Fedora
> style guide sounds reasonable too.

Fedora Docs has been in contact with that group and agreed to
participate, but as an extra-above-whatever project it hasn't yet
sparked enough momentum of its own.  If it were my project, I would
take the Fedora Docs style guide, fork it as a new upstream so
Fedora's is downstream, and call that 1.0.

We could choose to do the same in using Fedora's style guide, too.  It
is written to be relatively generic for technical content.

- Karsten
name:  Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Gardener
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