Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#457 closed defect (fixed)

need to be more obvious regarding contributor-ship in docs/

Reported by: Will Kahn-Greene Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 0.3.1
Component: documentation Keywords:
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We talked about this in the June 2nd, 2012 meeting. The gist of it is this:

I'm concerned that people who find GNU MediaGoblin via never find out that:

  1. it's a Free Software project
  2. that they can contribute to
  3. and that we'd like them to join

There's some material that's at the bottom of About GNU MediaGoblin, but it's not obvious that it's there from the TOC.

We have no metrics for any of this, so we're going on hunches, but generally, the things you want people to know should be right there on the front page.

I was thinking we could add a Contributor's Guide which covered some of the things in the wiki which I would update before every release.

Chris was thinking that's too much work and we probably don't get enough out of it and maybe it's sufficient to add some text and links to the index page.

As I'm writing this ticket, I think it might be good to put in something in the footer on every page, too.

This issue is for figuring out what's sufficient and doing it.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Christopher Allan Webber, 12 years ago

We should talk about this more on IRC, but I'm increasingly convinced that you're right now that we're already splitting up the docs into sections!

comment:2 by Will Kahn-Greene, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We didn't add a contributor's guide to the docs, but we did add several notes to the docs making these points clearer.

I think that's good enough for now. Marking this closed.

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