The Wiki Weekend is an initiative which first started on the Ubuntu forums (#1). Wiki Weekend #2 is taking place on January 20-21 2007: the documentation wiki needs you! Changes come fast and furious with Ubuntu, and our community documentation needs as much attention as we can give it. And since you use Ubuntu every day, and you know how it works and how it doesn't work, you're the perfect person to keep the wiki on the leading edge. Many people rely on the wiki to get started with Ubuntu. And more people refer to the wiki in the case of problems with Ubuntu. And still more people need the wiki as a touchstone for the Ubuntu phenomenon. From those standpoints, the wiki is as critical as any other part of the Ubuntu framework.
How to help
It's easy to learn how to help improve the documentation wiki - like Wikipedia the site is free for all to edit, you simply log in using your Launchpad account (see this guide if you haven't got a Launchpad account). (!) IMPORTANT - everyone editing the site should read WikiGuide, which contains some easy information to quickly learn the ropes. After that, you're all set!
Some key pages which need work can be found at WikiToDo. In particular:
- Reviewing and improving pages marked with
- Importing and integrating material from the forum and UDSF - forum
- Improving the categories of pages which need serious love - WikiToDo
- There are several small, easy-to-handle sections which need to be written near the bottom of MigratingFromWindows
If you have any questions or just want to chat about the Wiki Weekend, come and talk to the documentation team! We'll be hanging out on IRC at #ubuntu-doc on irc.freenode.net. There should be someone on hand to clarify things.
Your help is greatly appreciated! By adding, correcting and refreshing our community documentation, you've helped give Ubuntu a greater and more powerful presence in the Linux community! Cheers and thanks!