new documentation mailing list (was: Re: In the press. "The OpenMoko wiki - a tangled pile of mostlyoutdated and incomplete documentation.")

Michael Shiloh michael at
Mon Jul 21 21:22:43 CEST 2008

I defer to Will.


William Lai wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2008, at 2:13 AM, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Josh Monson wrote:
>>> Has the list been created? The wiki-editors mailing list?
>> yes. it's called documentation.
>>> Michael/Brenda,
>>> Is there any type of organizational plan at this point in terms of  
>>> whom
>>> will be doing what,
>> no, although i look to the original 4-5 volunteers to lead the effort.
> and Brenda.
> In fact she has been actively 'leading' since day 1, before any of  
> these discussions started.
>> if you want to be involved, the procedure should be this:
>> 1. join the "documentation" mailing list
>> 2. respectfully listen for a bit, to see how the list flows
>> 3. make your offer of assistance, and let the "lead" volunteers  
>> guide you.
>> 4. if you have comments or suggestions, it would be polite to wait a
>> little longer to see how the active participants communicate amongst
>> themselves, how they identify and organize the work, and what they are
>> actually doing. they are probably already aware of whatever comment or
>> idea you have, and it would be impolite to push them.
>> and will Brenda be coordinating the efforts I
>>> assume?
>> no.
> Brenda is our official editor.  She may not be coordinating, but she  
> will be around, giving guidance even if needed.  We have an internal  
> effort to get content out of the wiki into a static page on  
> referencing development and how to get started with the  
> platform.  Similar to: 
> .   Brenda will lead this effort.  If there are any ideas on what  
> should or should not be in this material please pass it on to her.  We  
> see as an important place for newcomers to get a glimpse  
> of what we are about, not just what we sell.  Adding community efforts  
> from the wiki just seemed like the next logical upgrade.
> Regards,
> Will
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