Contributing to The Open Source Way

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You are encouraged (HIGHLY) to contribute your thoughts, ideas, writing, expertise, critique, and just about anything.

Help improve this telling of how to know and implement the open source way.

This page is the canonical location for the goal of how to contribute to The Open Source Way.

Edit the wiki

Fill in examples where it says Example needed.

Improve examples. We want examples that go beyond technology, especially beyond free/libre open source software.

Point out when an entire new section is needed using the discussion tab (aka the Talk: page.)

Editing process

  1. Edit content as you see fit; be bold.
    • That said, if you feel at all that you need support or permission, Contacting the team is a good page to use. We want you to feel comfortable about what you edit. Don't worry, there is no hurry, we have time to get it right.
  2. Everytime you save the page, include a Summary: that explains why you changed the content; an overview of the changes is acceptable but not required (it's visible from the history tab.)
    • Your first summary can include text that you are beginning one or more edits.
    • You are encouraged to save often to prevent content loss in the case of browser crash or mistake.
  3. When you are done with your edit, have the last Summary: text include the words, "Ready for XML conversion."
    • If you add content after that, repeat the usage of, "Ready for XML conversion" in each summary. This just moves forward the conversion point.
    • This technique lets the XML conversion contributor know the boundary limit when doing a diff of the page history.
  4. When you are done with your edits and it is ready for XML conversion, send email to the document lead or team that the changes are ready.
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