A reply of a friend to one of my posts reminded me of writing this short post regarding the writing of good documentation for any given Open Source project.
We all know that most great projects that have been developed by the community possess good documentation that help all those that, sometimes, have some kind of difficulty using them. But there are also many great projects out there that lack any type of documentation entirely! It is my belief that this shouldn't happen!
I've just received this information regarding the Free Software Foundation High Priority Free Software Projects list.
“The High Priority Free Software Projects (HPP) initiative draws attention to areas of improvement to the HPP list and specific projects of great strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users. Longtime committee member Benjamin Mako Hill said previously that an “updated High Priority Projects list is a description of the most important threats, and most critical opportunities, that free software faces in the modern computing landscape.” As computing is more ubiquitous than ever, the HPP list must reflect ongoing changes in priorities for the free software movement. The committee is starting the new process of updating the HPP, and we need your input.
We need your input! Send your suggested changes for the list to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8, 2021.