[OSGeoLive] Maintenance of OSGeo Live Docs

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 11:55:54 PDT 2021

I was wondering why Nelson hadn't received a response to this email thread,
and it might be because we had an old email address:
live at osgeo.org instead of  osgeolive at lists.osgeo.org.

Seems like I need to go update my contacts, and maybe our web pages need to
be updated too.

On Fri, 9 Jul 2021 at 06:45, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

> +Codrina Ilie <codrina at geo-spatial.org> +Ankita
> <ankitatripathi.2312 at gmail.com> +Nikos Lambrinos <labrinos at eled.auth.gr> (Who
> have been involved with developing a proposed OSGeo-Live glossary and would
> be good people to know.)
> Hi folks,
> As Nelson mentions, I was impressed with Nelson's stated background in
> tech writing and environmental science, combined with his interest in
> getting involved in open source in a long term way, and suggested that
> maintaining the quickstarts and project overviews would be a great place to
> start.
> I see this could be a building upon the prior work that Felicity did with
> brining quickstarts up to date
> <https://flicstar.com/project-report-for-season-of-docs-2019>.
> A good starting point could be to audit all the existing quickstarts. Run
> each of them. Make sure they are still up to date and work. Make sure the
> screenshots are still valid.
> In a year or so, this could extend to updating our templates to align with
> the emerging best practice doc templates which are being developed within
> The Good Docs Project.
> I can provide Nelson with some mentoring from a tech writing perspective,
> but will have limited capacity to help with the OSGeoLive side of things,
> such as reaching out to each project asking for latest updates.
> I have been mostly inactive within OSGeo-Live for the last couple of years.
> I'm interested to hear if this plan would work?
> There might be some changes which I'm not aware of?
> I assume there is still a periodic team meeting? Could you please share
> details with Nelson.
> On Thu, 8 Jul 2021 at 19:07, Nelson Guya <nelsonkimani63 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My name is Nelson Guya, a technical writer from Nairobi, Kenya. I
>> recently joined the Good Docs Project to help open source projects improve
>> the quality of their documentation.
>> Earlier this week, I had a conversation with Cameron Shorter (cofounder
>> and coordinator of OSGeoLive and TheGoodDocsProject), who pointed me to
>> OSGeoLive, and we talked about my involvement with the project.
>> I am interested in helping out by reviewing and updating OSGeoLive
>> Quickstarts and project overviews. My educational background (BSc
>> Environmental Science) and years of writing experience will be useful in
>> the project in the future.
>> He, Cameron, has offered to help me get started with managing the OSGeo
>> Live Docs.
>> I plan to be actively involved with the docs while using and implementing
>> Cameron's invaluable insights and guidance - as he has worked with the
>> project since its inception.
>> Looking forward to hearing from you.
>> Regards,
>> Nelson Guya
> --
> Cameron Shorter
> Technical Writer, Google

Cameron Shorter
Technical Writer, Google
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