[Air-L] [Fwd: [etc-int] SELF documentation]

Paula Graham pmgazz at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 05:16:14 PDT 2007

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Subject: [etc-int] SELF documentation
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 19:59:57 +0200
From: Celeste Hutchins <celesteh at gmail.com>
Reply-To: /etc interested | international
<etc-int at eclectictechcarnival.org>
To: /etc interested | international <etc-int at eclectictechcarnival.org>


  I met a guy on the train last night who was involved in a FLOSS
documentation project called SELF.

Their website says, "SELF aims to be a community- driven platform for
producing and distributing educational materials. It's sustainability
depends on building a strong community of users and participants of
this platform."

They want to be the wikipedia of documentation and produce tutorials
and helpfiles for every FLOSS tool.

This could specifically be of interest for non-profits looking to use
open source tools.

One of the major weaknesses of FLOSS so far has been a macho
geeks-only culture, which is reflected in it's lack of documentation.
This effort could make FLOSS more attractive to the average user, and
empowering them.

Their website: http://beta.selfplatform.eu/


Celeste Hutchins
2430 5th St Ste N
Berkeley, CA 94710

Nieuwstraat 25, 1E
2511 AT Den Haag
The Netherlands

Commission music (cheap!): http://celesteh.etsy.com

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