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

Shobha Tyagi tyagishobha at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 13:09:01 UTC 2019


On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 6:31 PM Shobha Tyagi <tyagishobha at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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/
>
[2]https://wiki.gnome.org/Community

>
> 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
>> EDT=GMT-5  (he/him)
>>
>>
>>
>> *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
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> *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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