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Survey documentation structure of other projects The NetBSD Project
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Aleksej Saushev, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir Tags: research, comparison, overview

There are many open source projects which exist not only for years, but also for decades (which e.g. NetBSD also nearly does with 19 years). For all of them, documentation is an important issue, and most, if not all projects have not mastered writing documentation.
In this task, you have to choose on of the projects listed below. If you want to research another project not listed, please ask a judge about it.
Then, you have to research the documentation of these projects (what sources are there, how are they used, which software do they use, which formatting language, etc. (what sources are there, how are they used, which software do they use, which formatting language, etc.), plus finding a way of determining the project's opinion of their documentation (a docs@ mailinglist might be a good start, like e.g. NetBSD-docs@NetBSD.org is). All in all, you should do nearly the same as the task "Create an overview of NetBSD documentation", except that you don't have to be that much in depth, but you should also research the technical and administrational background.
In the end, you should write a paper with the results of the survey and a small text, at least one page at all.

This task can be fulfilled multiple times, once for each project. It will be recreated once it's claimed.

Possible projects: Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Slackware, PostgreSQL 

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
http://ieval.ro/~alex/debian n/a November 28 2012 21:01 UTC
debian.html 8.9 KB November 28 2012 21:09 UTC
Vochescu Alexandru on November 26 2012 22:58 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Julian Fagir on November 26 2012 23:03 UTC Ok - Debian


we previously talked in IRC about this. You wanted to do Debian, so go for it.

Regards, Julian 

Julian Fagir on November 26 2012 23:03 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Vochescu Alexandru. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Vochescu Alexandru on November 28 2012 21:04 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Coleman on November 28 2012 22:16 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.