Debian Documentation: Debian Dictionary
This is the text of a mail I would like to send to the debian-devel and
The Debian Dictionary is one of the manuals proposed for the Debian
Documentation Project that has not yet been written.
In order to kickstart the writing of this manual, I would like everyone
who has a useful definition, connected with Debian, Linux or computers in
general, to send it to email@example.com. This is simply a point for
collecting data; if you want discussion, please copy to
This is the data wanted for each suggestion:
All your contributions will be gratefully received.
You may have contributions to make to other parts of the Debian
Documentation Project. Please do not be deterred by lack of skill in
writing; all contributions will be edited to correct mistakes in
English, and may be recast to express their meaning better. However,
we cannot edit something that does not exist!
It seems to me that we ought to be able to set up a webpage form to
take the data in standard form and validate it before mailing it to
the suggestions box. Would anyone like to volunteer to do this?
I should also like a volunteer to put together the contributions we receive
into the existing dictionary framework.
firstname.lastname@example.org does not yet exist, so do not mail to it!
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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