Jan 12, 2010

The Ubuntu Manual Project

The Ubuntu Manual project has set out to create a complete beginners manual for Ubuntu, featuring comprehensive guides, howto's and information about anything you will need to know after first installing Ubuntu.

The manual will be available as a .PDF file and there will be a new revision released every six months there will coincide with each new release of Ubuntu. The work will of course be released under the CC-BY-SA license. The plan is to have the final version suitable for mainstream consumption ready in time for the Ubuntu 10.04 release.

At the moment the project has ten chapters and is translated into 20 languages and it has over a hundred contributors. Take a look at this very early release: Ubuntu Manual 0.1

If you want to contribute the easiest way for both you and the team is to follow these steps:

  • Join the Ubuntu Manual Team and the mailing list.
  • Check out the blueprints and find something that is unassigned that you think you might be able to handle.
  • Assign yourself to that blueprint, and read up on it in the blueprints section of this wiki.
  • If you can't find anything that you think would suit you, then scroll down a bit more and have a look at the "To Do List" or email the mailing list and ask for help, or join #ubuntu-manual on irc.freenode.net and ask someone what you can do.
  • If there is something that you think is right up your alley, but is already assigned to someone else, then contact them and ask them if they would like any help - chances are they would love an extra pair of hands.
  • If all else fails, then contact Benjamin Humphrey and he can find something for you to do!

Fluent in more than one language? Consider translating!

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1 comment:

  1. 2 things I love about this post:

    1. The actual idea of a manual, Mac OS X and Windows don't bother and if you're new to the system, it is really needed.

    2. You explain to people how to get involved, in a nice and easy way, once uni is done I'll get stuck in.