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English Students for dicumentation

Peter Kovacs-3
Hi all!

Do we have document work for Students?
Can someone contact the professor  bellow who has an idea what our status on documentation is?

All the best
Peter


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Gesendet: 14. September 2017 16:43:06 MESZ
An: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
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Hi Open Office Team,


I'm an professor in the English Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and I'm planning to use Open Source Software documentation as a "real world" writing task for my Technical Writing Students this semester. I noticed your project was looking for documentation help on github and thought I would reach out. Some things you should know:

- I'm not going to swamp you with student pull requests. Students will file their drafts with me, first, and then I will pass them on to you only if I think they have a reasonably good end product, and I have an ok from the project
- At most two or three students might work on a given project

I was wondering:

- If you would be interested in seeing the documentation drafts students produce
- If there was any particular area of documentation you were particularly in need of

Thanks so much for your time!
?
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Andy Famiglietti, PhD
Assistant Professor of English, West Chester University
http://copyvillain.org<http://copyvillain.org/>

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Re: English Students for dicumentation

Keith N. McKenna
On 9/15/2017 5:37 AM, Peter kovacs wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> Do we have document work for Students?
> Can someone contact the professor  bellow who has an idea what our status on documentation is?
>
> All the best
> Peter
>
>
> -------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
> Von: "Famiglietti, Andrew A" <[hidden email]>
> Gesendet: 14. September 2017 16:43:06 MESZ
> An: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
> Betreff: Hello!
>
> Hi Open Office Team,
>
>
> I'm an professor in the English Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and I'm planning to use Open Source Software documentation as a "real world" writing task for my Technical Writing Students this semester. I noticed your project was looking for documentation help on github and thought I would reach out. Some things you should know:
>
> - I'm not going to swamp you with student pull requests. Students will file their drafts with me, first, and then I will pass them on to you only if I think they have a reasonably good end product, and I have an ok from the project
> - At most two or three students might work on a given project
>
> I was wondering:
>
> - If you would be interested in seeing the documentation drafts students produce
> - If there was any particular area of documentation you were particularly in need of
>
> Thanks so much for your time!
> ?
> ---
> Andy Famiglietti, PhD
> Assistant Professor of English, West Chester University
> http://copyvillain.org<http://copyvillain.org/>
>
Peter;
The status of our documentation is the same as it has been for at least
the last 3 years; at a standstill. We do not have people that are
willing to shepherd the documentation, are willing to work on the mwiki
and have the knowledge of technical writing to mentor the occasional
volunteers we get that need a lot of hand holding to get started.

From my reading of professor Famiglietti's e-mail on doc@ I am unsure
whether what he is suggesting would be of help or not. I have tried 3 or
4 different times to get the documentation sub-project active and
working with no success and I do not have the energy nor the inclination
to beat my head against that brick wall again.

I will commit to reply to professor Famiglietti on doc@ and explain
where we are at with the User Guides and what help he thinks he and his
students could provide.

Regards
Keith




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Re: English Students for dicumentation

Peter Kovacs-3

> Peter;
Hi Keith,
> The status of our documentation is the same as it has been for at
> least
> the last 3 years; at a standstill. We do not have people that are
> willing to shepherd the documentation, are willing to work on the
> mwiki
> and have the knowledge of technical writing to mentor the occasional
> volunteers we get that need a lot of hand holding to get started.
I had hoped the situation is a little better on @doc. However, I
expected an answer like this.
>
> From my reading of professor Famiglietti's e-mail on doc@ I am unsure
> whether what he is suggesting would be of help or not. I have tried 3
> or
> 4 different times to get the documentation sub-project active and
> working with no success and I do not have the energy nor the
> inclination
> to beat my head against that brick wall again.
Well, I think the Idea of Professor Famiglietti is a great opportunity.
So lets try that. It is definitly worth a shot.

> I will commit to reply to professor Famiglietti on doc@ and explain
> where we are at with the User Guides and what help he thinks he and
> his
> students could provide.
Thanks a lot, for taking care on this opportunity, however the outcome
might be :-)

>
> Regards
> Keith
All the Best
Peter

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