trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 26 02:09:18 UTC 2005
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 01:12:39 +0200
Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Narayan Newton <narayannewton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We at MadPenguin.org are creating a website to recreate the FreeBSD
> > handbook for the Slackware Linux distribution. The quality and
> > completeness of the FreeBSD docs is unparalleled in Linux. We feel
> > that a "Slackware Handbook" would be very useful to many people.
> Tom Rhodes <trhodes at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Personally, I'd like the "Contributed by ..." to stay for sections
> > which have them. Having those sections shown to a wider audiance
> > would help with spelling/grammar/correction fixes and the person(s)
> > responsible would be easier to find by contributors who may want to
> > submit patches.
> > [...]
> > If no one else makes any comments then I think you're good
> > to go since there has been more than enough time for support or
> > objections to have been made. Thanks!
> Slackware is the most BSD-like of the Linux distributions out there.
> For that reason and many others it has been my favorite since forever.
> It _was_ the first Linux distribution I ever installed too :-)
> Having said that, I think that the distribution terms of the FreeBSD
> documentation, as stated in our online versions of the web site and the
> docs *do* allow Slackware folks to use parts of the documentation.
> This is definitely something that may benefit both sides:
> - More eyes will look at the FreeBSD docs, possibly submitting fixes
> and/or additions.
> - The Slackware Handbook will have lots of material to start with,
> which usually serves as a good motive for more people to get
> involved early.
> - If the Slackware Handbook uses a "compatible" set of distribution
> terms, we may even import back some of the material Linux people
> write in our own Handbook.
> This sounds definitely good :-)
My point exactly. :)
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