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Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:36:36 -0500
Message-ID: <511118F4.80603@w3.org>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
CC: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi, Janet-

Thanks, changed.

Did seem a bit grandiose... :)

Regards-
-Doug

On 2/5/13 3:36 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
> Good call Janet - I was wondering about that line myself ;-)
>
> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web education
> and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
> (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)
>
> On 4 Feb 2013, at 22:51, Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> Looks good. My only caveat is that the subtitle "a blueprint for
>> open documentation" may be a bit strong in this context. WPD is
>> doing things that lots of open source projects have done, so it's a
>> bit presumptuous to call it a blueprint. Maybe "a case study in
>> open documentation"? I know that doesn't sound as cool, but I think
>> the content and the organizations behind it give it oomph.
>>
>> On 2/4/13 2:39 PM, Chris Mills wrote:
>>> Ok, how about this?
>>>
>>>
>>> - Presentation title
>>>
>>> WebPlatform.org: a blueprint for open documentation?
>>>
>>> - Overview and extended descriptions of the presentation: main
>>> idea, sub-topics, and conclusion
>>>
>>> WebPlatform.org is intended to be THE definitive documentation
>>> source for client-side open web technologies, and to succeed at
>>> this goal, the organizers felt that it had to be a shining
>>> example of what an open source documentation project can be. To
>>> this end, we:
>>>
>>> * Made the community open: anyone can contribute to the project
>>> for free, with whatever useful skills they have at their
>>> disposal * Published the documentation on an open license: We
>>> chose CC BY as our default license, with the aim of making the
>>> docs as reusable and extensible as possible * Built the platform
>>> on open source technologies such as MediaWiki and OpenStack, so
>>> that the site is easy for anyone to fix, extend and improve
>>>
>>> We have already achieved much, getting many pages of useful
>>> documentation up on the site, fixing many bugs, running doc
>>> sprints round the world to help move forward, and fostering a
>>> currently-small-but-passionate community of people who want to
>>> help with the effort. But we've got a lot more to do.
>>>
>>> In this session we will talk about the community, the docs and
>>> the infrastructure, looking at what has worked well and what has
>>> not been so successful, to help others learn from our successes
>>> and mistakes.
>>>
>>> - Sample presenter-skills video (existing talk, or a web-cam
>>> sample)
>>>
>>> bleh?
>>>
>>> - Suggested track
>>>
>>> Community or Education
>>>
>>> - Speaker(s) expertise
>>>
>>> bleh?
>>>
>>> -Brief speaker biography
>>>
>>> bleh?
>>>
>>> - Suggested keyword tags
>>>
>>> webplatform, w3c, web, open standards, community, documentation
>>>
>>> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web
>>> education and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop
>>> and Design" ( http://goo.gl/AKf9M )
>>>
>>> On 4 Feb 2013, at 13:14, Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> I'm happy to jump on this now. I'll go through and work up a
>>>> potential proposal, and mail it to the list for feedback in an
>>>> hour or so.
>>>>
>>>> I can't make it to speak unfortunately, as this clashes with
>>>> another talk I am already down to do. But happy to help the
>>>> team prepare.
>>>>
>>>> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web
>>>> education and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3:
>>>> Develop and Design" ( http://goo.gl/AKf9M )
>>>>
>>>> On 4 Feb 2013, at 04:29, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi, folks-
>>>>>
>>>>> Would someone like to help me put together a proposal for a
>>>>> session on Web Platform Docs at OSCON [1]? I just found out
>>>>> that the deadline is Monday (today).
>>>>>
>>>>> It could be a panel, or a single presenter.
>>>>>
>>>>> The topic area I think it would fit in would be "Open web,
>>>>> open standards, and open data". The track could be Community
>>>>> or Education.
>>>>>
>>>>> There are several different tacks we could take: what's
>>>>> worked, what hasn't yet, where you plan to go further; what
>>>>> open source software we used to build it (MediaWiki,
>>>>> OpenStack, etc.); community aspects and how to get involved;
>>>>> etc.
>>>>>
>>>>> [1] http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/cfp/251
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards- -Doug
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -- Janet Swisher Mozilla Developer Network Technical
>> Writer/Community Steward
>
>
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