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Re: [oswg-dis] Re: reader comments & reviews

Stein Gjoen wrote:

> Already there are many interesting documents at the OSWG but can
> we assume the distribution people will bundle this too? Also we
> should keep the end users in mind, will they know to look into
> not only the old /usr/doc/HOWTO but now also /usr/doc/OSWG or
> wherever these will go?

I think it's fairly safe to assume, yes :)

I think it's important to realise that it is /usr/doc/HOWTO, not

If I were packaging the OSWG documentation I would be putting HOWTO
documents from it into /usr/doc/HOWTO.
As it is most distributions create their own index files. It's even
possible that the people currently packaging LDP documentation might opt
to create a package that combines both LDP and OSWG works.

I think it's relatively easy to produce a cohesive end result without
the end user knowing that one has come this repository and another from
some other.

> All in all it would be simplest if it could be all bundled into
> one directory, for all parties involved. It is however important
> to make sure we make it clear we are not trying to hijack the
> OSWG so I urge to proceed with care.

I personally think it's unnecessary for the LDP to do it. It *might* be
considered convenient to do so by the distributions, it might not.

> > I wouldn't be at all surprised if people aren't already making plans to
> > do this.
> I am confident some are thinking about this issue but how many
> are left out? Check the list in the left column:
>         http://lwn.net/2000/0127/dists.phtml
> and ask yourself how many of these maintainers are subscribed
> here and keep up to date with LDP and OSWG?

As many as think documentation is important to their distribution.
They don't have to be subscribed here to be aware of the work of the

> One solution would be LDP making the .rmp .deb and .tgz packages
> of the archives so the packagers could just copy it into the
> respective distributions.

Sure, that's a solution they might find attractive, if it is done


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