Fwd: Re: Progeny Debian Manual Project
Bruce Byfield has put together a team of 10-15 people to work on a new
Debian manual based on the Progeny manual, which would address (IMHO)
a real need the project has for linux beginner and Debian-newbie
documentation. The Progeny manual was GPL'd last month. The current
incarnation is at
The plan is to convert it into an open-source format, it's looking
like DocBook ahould be the choice. We'd like to set it up in the
Debian cvs area.
I'm not a DD yet, but have had cvs write access for boot-floppies and
webwml for the past several months. I'd be very happy to see this
manual become a part of Debian, and invest the work required to help
whip it into shape. It's the kind of manual we need if we're going to
ever become available for the average user-on-the-street.
Is there any objection or feedback?
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Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 18:33:58 -0800
From: Bruce Byfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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To: Chris Tillman <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Progeny Debian Manual Project
Chris Tillman wrote:
>The DocBook-Install mini-HOWTO seems to be a good intro.
I think you said you've been involved with the Debian doc project. Do
you know who to talk to in order to have the project hosted by Debian?
Progeny will do it, but I sense some reluctance, so I think we'd be
better off with an alternative.
Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 firstname.lastname@example.org
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food cheaper, and old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in
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