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Something I would like to see

Joshua Drake <poet@linuxports.com> wrote:
> One of the constant drawbacks for the LDP in getting new authors is the
> requirement that they submit with SGML. 

At the risk of sounding like an elitist snot, maybe this is a good thing.

Speaking as a HOWTO author, there's a fair amount of work in organizing,
writing, illustrating, indexing and maintaining a document.  Learning
SGML/DocBook is not trivial, but it's not horrible either, and it's only a
small fraction of the (ongoing) overall author effort.  I have to wonder
about the people for whom SGML is such an impediment to getting involved---
would these people really make good contributors?

On the other hand, maybe this is a good reason to keep a separate,
lower-quality document category, like what the mini-HOWTOs used to be,
which can be submitted in any format.


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