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Something I have been thinking about for a while (a few years) is giving back in a way to the community. I'd like to contribute somehow. I'm not much of a developer, self taught C/C++/python, I can do stuff, but nothing serious.
However, I can write. So, I was thinking about documentation. So I started looking around. GNOME seemed like a good place to start, but you have to learn their tools and do it their way (just like GNOME 3 - you can use it however you want as long as it's the way we want you to).
So, I was wondering, what projects out there need help. Is there somewhere on the web I could find that says "hey we need help" without having to check individual project pages (hmmm... if not seems like another project I may be willing to take on... just some sort of tracking website for 'projects that need doc writers).
Like I said, without checking individual project sites, is there a resource where developers post "we need help" for someone like me to come along? Or... anyone here know who needs help where?
I encourage you. Engineers often don't write good documentation for users because they are unable to view things through the eyes of new users. It's like college math professors who can't explain math to freshmen because they can't relate to persons who don't just see it.
Sorry I don't know how this ended up in non-Unix, I guess it doesn't matter too much.
Just curious is there a specific forum on here where I can ask questions about wiki writing? Like what to include and such in a page, if I can't figure that out by reading other pages. I'm sure there's a desired balance within of including enough but not too much.
I started writing tilde expansion, but I am unsure if I add shell specifics, do I link to those specifics instead, etc.