Tangent: Documentation developers & support providers in a gift economy
Posted Dec 9, 2005 15:14 UTC (Fri) by Baylink
In reply to: Tangent: Documentation developers & support providers in a gift economy
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
This seems like an excellent place to stick my head up and prospect for a little help on a nascent project to write a bot to extract DocBook format documentation masters from MediaWiki.
Anyone with any deep background on either side got some free minutes?
This doesn't seem like all *that* hard a project; keeping track of cross references for the second pass is probably the hardest part...
But it seems like it would be a really good approach to leveraging the distributed knowledge capture capabilities of a really good wiki package (and, clearly, I think MW is the best :-) in a fashion that fits in with everyone's favorite target intermediate format these days.
I'm just not a good enough coder to actually pull it off.
And if you think "documentor" is a hard seat to fill in the FOSS community... try analyst/designer (which is what I've gotten paid for for the last (cringe) 2 decades).
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