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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019
Friday, August 23 • 11:30am - 12:05pm
Upstream First: Open-Source Documentation Best Practices - Robert Kratky, Red Hat*

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Open-source projects continue to struggle with documentation -- it is often cited as the weak spot of open source. Many projects have failed to attract docs contributors, and many companies that contribute code don’t have processes for working with upstream docs. How can you, both as a corporate and individual contributor, help to create a healthy documentation set? What are best practices for writing and maintaining open docs?

This session will introduce attendees to basic principles of fitting docs work into the open-source collaboration model. You will learn about open-source documentation what you may already know about open-source code: how to be a good community member, how to contribute meaningfully, and how to ensure the resulting docs serve the community well and can also be downstreamed easily.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kratky

Robert Kratky

Principal Technical Writer, Red Hat
Robert Kratky often presents about documentation topics at industry and open-source events. In the role of a technical writer at Red Hat, Robert specializes in developer docs and improvement of user experience with documentation.



Friday August 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:05pm
Aqua Salon AB
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