[TOS] any interest in activities to introduce FOSS projects?

Shobha Tyagi tyagishobha at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 13:01:47 UTC 2019


Dear Clif,

That is the big reason people could not think of contributing to open
source the project. GNOME community[1] is the most active and great
community we can work with.

Thanks
Shobha Tyagi
[1] https://www.gnome.org/get-involved/

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 5:37 PM Clif Kussmaul <clifkussmaul at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi William,
>
> Thank you for the pointer to FLOSS Manuals – seems like a great resource.
> The manuals I’ve looked at seem very good, but do little to draw new users
> into the project community. In the FLOSS Manual for Audacity, the only
> reference I see to the project community is a one page appendix “Additional
> Help” which lists resources: user guide, wiki, forum, mailing list, videos,
> IRC. In the FLOSS Manual for Inkscape, I see no references to the project
> community or resources. Does anyone know of FLOSS Manuals that emphasize
> the project community?
>
>
>
> I’m imagining topics like those in italics below – maybe sections or
> sidebars in a manual/tutorial, or maybe a separate tutorial. The idea is to
> help people learn about the project and the community together, so that
> participating & contributing seem as natural as using the software.
>
>
>
> - The Project
>
> - *The Project Community*
>
> - Installing the Software
>
> - Basic Features
>
> - *Finding Information (manuals, FAQs)*
>
> - More Basic Features
>
> - *Asking & Answering Questions (forums, lists, IRC)*
>
> - Intermediate Features
>
> - *Reporting Problems*
>
> - More Intermediate Features
>
> - *Suggesting Features and Changes*
>
> - Advanced Features
>
> - *Contributing to the Community*
>
>
>
>
>
> Clif
> ---
> Clif Kussmaul  clif at kussmaul.org  http://kussmaul.org  +1-484-893-0255
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>
>
> *From:* William Walter Kinghorn [mailto:williamk at dut.ac.za
> <williamk at dut.ac.za>]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 29, 2019 2:19 AM
> *To:* Clif Kussmaul <clifkussmaul at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [TOS] any interest in activities to introduce FOSS
> projects?
>
>
>
> Hi clif,
>
>
>
> Have a look at FLOSS Manuals : https://flossmanuals.net/
>
>
>
> Possibly you can edit/add to the project
>
>
>
> They do have manuals on Audacity, Blender, iInkscape, and a lot more
>
>
>
> William
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>
> *From:* tos <tos-bounces at teachingopensource.org> on behalf of Clif
> Kussmaul <clifkussmaul at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* 27 April 2019 18:32
> *To:* tos at teachingopensource.org
> *Subject:* [TOS] any interest in activities to introduce FOSS projects?
>
>
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> A year or so ago, I went to a library open house where students and
> faculty demoed FOSS tools like Audacity, FreeMind, Inkscape, GIMP, &
> WordPress. However, no one I talked to had participated in their project’s
> community. This seems like a missed opportunity, especially for someone who
> uses one project heavily (e.g. a musician who uses MuseScore, a designer
> who uses InkScape).
>
>
>
> Thus, I’d like to develop some activities to help non-technical people
> learn more about a specific FOSS project, and how to access it’s online
> resources and interact with the community. I plan to start with Audacity &
> MuseScore. Please let me know if you have other project suggestions, or
> would like to work together on such activities. My hope is that after the
> first few we can create a template to make it easier to do more.
>
>
>
> Clif
> ---
> Clif Kussmaul  clif at kussmaul.org  http://kussmaul.org  +1-484-893-0255
> EDT=GMT-5  (he/him)
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