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October 31 - November 1 - Co-Located Events
October 28-30 - Conference
Lyon Convention Centre - Lyon, France
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2019
Monday, October 28 • 16:20 - 16:55
(How to) Be a Good Citizen in Open-Source Documentation - Robert Kratky, Red Hat

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Open-source projects struggle with documentation -- it is often cited as the weak spot of open source. Many projects have failed to attract docs contributors, and many companies that contribute code don’t have processes for working with upstream docs. How can you, both as a corporate and individual contributor, help to create a healthy documentation set? What are best practices for writing and maintaining open docs?

This session will introduce attendees to basic principles of fitting docs work into the open-source collaboration model. You will learn about open-source documentation what you may already know about open-source code: how to be a good community member, how to contribute meaningfully, and how to ensure the resulting docs serve the community well and can also be downstreamed easily.

Speakers
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Robert Kratky

Principal Technical Writer, Red Hat
Robert Kratky often presents about documentation topics at industry and open-source events. In the role of a technical writer at Red Hat, Robert specializes in developer docs and improvement of user experience with documentation.



Monday October 28, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
Rhone 2
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