[Qgis-developer] [Qgis-user] Stress about release plans
regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr
Tue Jul 22 02:33:37 PDT 2014
+1 with Otto, many many trainers do still almost all material from scratch,
we loose a lot of good contributors, and we loose money also (as a funder).
We started courses last year and pushed the will to have teachers contribute
to bugtracking and contribute to open source version of the docs.
This is a change for most trainers that live and gain contracts with their
own material (pdf, slides...). Collaborative open source philosophy has not
yet touched most of them!
Our first attempt of contribution was to translate in French the QGIS
tutorial. Now that we have transifex on, that sounds al lot more feasable
for non dev's trainers. Anyway, we had to change a lot the manual and
training course because our internal use cas is very specific.
So, for generic courses, this seems reasonable as a funder to add a small
amount of money for modification and translation of QGIS courses. Still,
that requires english speakers, time, and a compatible schedule for QGIS doc
builds.. For more specific courses, I'm more in favor of a catalog hosting
them in qgis.org, with a mandatory open source licence, so that they could
be freely reused.
I also think that our Governement has its own training services, and could
push their materials in QGIS doc infrastructure? That need some thinking for
sure, maybe not pushing english as default langage for some use cases, which
could allow reuse and translation only for those who need it..
Ideas on how to have trainers contribute and share, from all langages, for
all kind of courses ?
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