[Live-demo] Vademecum OSGeo - Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 12:27:26 PDT 2013

I'm interested to understand a bit more about your idea and see how we 
could align it with OSGeo-Live.

One of the key success factors we have with OSGeo-Live is that it is 
continually maintained and updated. I could list many projects which 
attract volunteers or people to create initial documentation, but then 
the documentation quickly looses relevance because it is not maintained.

So I suggest that you ask:
* How will the vademecum be maintained?
* Who is our target audience?
* Would it be possible to develop a production pipeline which uses 
existing Project Overviews and/or Quickstarts (which are maintained) to 
create the vademecum?
* If the use case is substantially different to existing OSGeo-Live 
templates and use case, then it might be a candidate for another 
documentation template.
* However, also be aware that small, concise documentation is much 
easier to maintain than larger docs. Hence, I'd suggest if we are 
thinking long term, we should aim to minimise the creation of extra 
documentation formats, and try to automatically reformat existing material.

On 27/03/13 21:54, Beccati, Alan wrote:
> Dear Margerita,
> Looks like a good option for the entire project to have, furthermore 
> there is already overview material for all applications in English 
> which gets translated already and that can suit some booklet sections. 
> You might consider building it directly with the rst based system that 
> OSGeo already has in place, picking well known sections from the 
> existing documents and reformatting them into booklet format.
> I'm not much deeply into that system however to assist you with the 
> details, maybe someone with more experience in that part can 
> investigate feasibility further.
> Best regards,
> Alan
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> *Sent:* 27 March 2013 11:32
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> *Subject:* [Live-demo] Vademecum OSGeo - Live
> Dear all,
> an Italian LUG (Linux User Group) is preparing a series of vademecum 
> in Italian on various FOSS in order to distribute them during 
> events/conferences. My idea was to prepare a vademecum about the 
> OSGeo-Live project. The vademecum will be a booklet of 16 pages in A6 
> format, similar to [1]. I was wondering if you think this kind of 
> marketing item would be worth to be created in English by the 
> collaborative effort of people here (who is interested to 
> collaborate?) and then translated in Italian and other languages, or 
> else I should just write it directly in Italian.
> Thanks
> [1] http://www.linuxday.it/2010/docs/vademecumlinuxday2009_1.pdf
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Margherita DI LEO
> Postdoctoral Researcher
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Cameron Shorter
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