January 2, 2014

It's 2014, and Open Source Documentation is Still Lacking

TechRepublic is out with an interesting collection of open source disappointments for 2013, and one of the items listed is continuing lack of proper documentation for open source projects. "The developers of open source software have to understand that end users need help, and the first place they need to turn is the project documentation," the story reports. "This is especially true when you've crafted a rather complicated piece of software."

Indeed, this remains a sore point for all kinds of open source projects, but there are some important steps being taken to improve documentation for FOSS projects, and some of them are going on outside of project communities. 

 

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