Stein Gjoen announced the first release of the new HOWTO Generator. The generator now uses the new set of categories determined by Gerd Berget, allows up to 3 categories per document, uses CSS, accessibility has been improved. Stein indicated that it is sufficiently flexible that it allows for major rework of chapters with little effort. The updates are available from http://www.nyx.net/~sgjoen/tarpl.html.
Andy Oram told us that there will be a BOF on creating documentation for Linux at the upcoming LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco; the BOF is on Wednesday, August 10th, from 5:15pm - 6:45pm. It was set up and will be moderated by Don Marti, editor in chief of Linux Journal. Andy indicated that it would be great to have someone there who's deeply involved in day-to-day coordination of the LDP. Edward Cherlin and Rick Moen indicated that they can both attend and help run that event.
Pradeep Padala asked if his Ncurses Programming HOWTO can be re-licensed under a different license so that it can be distributed along with the official Ncurses package (maintained by Thomas Dickey). Various people stepped in to answer his questions about licensing and indicated that since he is the sole author of the document, he is free to license it as he likes, but the original document that was licensed under a different license will continue to be distributed under the same license. Further, updated to the new licensed document will not probably be available under the old license unless they are explicitly licensed as such.
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