The FLOSS Manuals Foundation

FLOSS Manuals

Collaborative² Futures

Mike Linksvayer, March 25th, 2010

FLOSS Manuals, true to its name, produces manuals for free software applications. The manuals themselves are freely licensed and often written in book sprints. This January, as part of the Transmediale festival in Berlin, FLOSS Manuals attempted its first non-manual booksprint — a...

Von null auf Buch in 120 Stunden (From Zero to Book in 120 Hours)

Mit fünf Mitstreitern hat Adam Hyde in nur fünf Tagen ein Buch verwirklicht - von der Idee bis zur Druckversion. Ein Beispiel für "Free Culture" und "Kollaboration".von MEIKE LAAFF

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BERLIN taz | Fünf Tage, sechs Menschen und eine Software: Für Adam Hyde reicht das aus, um ein Buch von der Idee bis zur druckfertigen Version entstehen zu lassen. Klingt irre? Das glauben auch viele Verleger, sagt Hyde und schüttelt die kleingelockte graue Haarmähne. "Die glauben das nicht einmal, wenn man ihnen das fertige...

Interview: Adam Hyde, FLOSS Manuals

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Adam Hyde heads up FLOSS Manuals, a nonprofit foundation focused on the creation of open-source, how-to documentation that addresses how to use free software. FLOSS

[and Hyde's experience with it] has been documented somewhat extensively online, and I was fortunate to get to ask him a handful of questions about what he's learned along the way. He has been extremely generous in...

Everything Linux and Open Source

FLOSS Manuals sprints to build quality free documentation

December 23, 2008 (2:00:00 PM)  -  2 years, 8 months ago

By: Scott Nesbitt

Documentation is one area in which free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is weakest. A project called FLOSS Manuals is trying to remedy this situation. The idea behind the project is to create quality, free documentation for free software.FLOSS Manuals is the brainchild of digital artist Adam Hyde. Hyde doesn't have...

No #!@&! Documentation?...More OSS Tutorials Than You Can Shake a Stick At

by Sam Dean - Dec. 23, 2008

(Original post here) has an interesting item up today on FLOSS Manuals, an effort to produce comprehensive, free documentation for popular open source software titles. As the post notes, "documentation is one area in which free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) is weakest." That's true, and FLOSS Manuals looks like an excellent learning and reference resource for titles such as OpenOffice, Firefox, Audacity, Blender,...

Original here. A New Wiki Help Authoring/Publishing Tool Hybrid

September 5th, 2008 is a new wiki help authoring/publishing tool hybrid that, as far as I know, is completely unique. The site is more than a wiki. It allows groups of authors to create specific...