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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-08 19:26:08

Jake Voytko wrote:
> I did not suggest that we become Ubuntu.. please don't put words in my mouth
> ;). What we *should* do is take what works from the most successful
> communities. Go to their front page, and you see people smiling, and you
> also see the left nav essentially screaming "Develop! Help out!" I don't
> think it's any mistake that lists them as the most popular
> Linux distribution. You're wanted there, and they make that clear on the
> front page as one of the most noticeable set of icons. If the goal is to
> have people be involved with the documentation, try to get cues from other
> projects that have big documentation communities. What did they do to get
> this way?

Whatever they did, it's probably not the quality of the documentation
that made them successful (randomly picked example: found under
"Keeping Your Computer Safe" doesn't say a single word about password
quality (and there would be many other things to say in the context of
user management)).

Boost isn't in a popularity contest. I don't see any point in referring
to the success of the Ubuntu community as long as their (documentation)
results look pretty sad.


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