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LfL: Roles

Thomas R. Jones
Hello all,

I have been reviewing the LfL project over the last few days. It seems
the project is in its infancy but shows promise. How has the process of
editing been handled? I have noticed a considerable amount of broken
English --- as is commonly the case when an individual writes in a
secondary language. Although I can understand the meanings, the sentence
presentation makes it rather difficult for a reader to comprehend.

How would I be able to extend to the community my hand as an editor? I
feel very comfortable wearing both the author and editorial hats; but
definitely would like to refrain from "stepping on any toes" so to
speak.

Also, there are a few topics that I began to write for fedora that I
would like to go ahead and present to the opensuse community as well:

Securing Filesystems
Host Integrity Monitoring
Installation of OVAL
Installation of XSDL
OVAL Administration
Digitally signed and encrypted firewall rulesets

If anyone would like to work in conjunction with me on these topics or
similar topics, just email me.


Thanks you all for your time.
Thomas

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Re: LfL: Roles

Alexey Eromenko
On 5/17/07, Thomas R. Jones <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I have been reviewing the LfL project over the last few days. It seems
> the project is in its infancy but shows promise. How has the process of
> editing been handled? I have noticed a considerable amount of broken
> English --- as is commonly the case when an individual writes in a
> secondary language. Although I can understand the meanings, the sentence
> presentation makes it rather difficult for a reader to comprehend.
>
> How would I be able to extend to the community my hand as an editor? I
> feel very comfortable wearing both the author and editorial hats; but
> definitely would like to refrain from "stepping on any toes" so to
> speak.
>
> Also, there are a few topics that I began to write for fedora that I
> would like to go ahead and present to the opensuse community as well:
>
> Securing Filesystems
> Host Integrity Monitoring
> Installation of OVAL
> Installation of XSDL
> OVAL Administration
> Digitally signed and encrypted firewall rulesets
>
> If anyone would like to work in conjunction with me on these topics or
> similar topics, just email me.
>

Hi Thomas!

For me it would be perfectly OK if you do "Free Editing" on my
articles. It would be nice to receive emails from you that shortly
describe your changes.
As for non my articles: speak with their writers.

I do a lot of topics, especially Virtualization. Your primary topic
seems to be Security.
That would be a fine addition to LfL.

And no, I don't know of anyone who is working on security topics
within LfL. Even through I'm thinking about nmap and AppArmor, I don't
consider writing about those soon.

I didn't know that Fedora has a project similar to LfL. Can you drop me a link?
Mandriva (Mandrake actually) had excellent in-house documentation, but
it's closed-source under restrictive license, plus it's discontinued.
So while Mandriva drops their documentation, SUSE starts a new effort !

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Re: LfL: Roles

Thomas Schraitle-2
Hi Alexey,

On Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2007, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> [...]
> Even through I'm thinking about nmap and AppArmor, I don't
> consider writing about those soon.

Just for the sake of completeness, there are already two books about
AppArmor, an Quick Start Guide and an Administration Guide, see
http://www.novell.com/documentation/opensuse102/

:-)

Have fun,
Tom

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Re: LfL: Roles

Thomas Schraitle-2
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Hi Thomas,

On Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2007, Thomas R. Jones wrote:
>
> I have been reviewing the LfL project over the last few days. It seems
> the project is in its infancy but shows promise. How has the process of
> editing been handled?

At the moment there is no editing or proofing at all. The idea was to
collect the topics first, to get suggestions, request for enhancements
etc. After the text is stable enough we can proofread it -- whowever does
this important task.


> I have noticed a considerable amount of broken
> English --- as is commonly the case when an individual writes in a
> secondary language.

Yes, very true.


> [...]
> How would I be able to extend to the community my hand as an editor? I
> feel very comfortable wearing both the author and editorial hats; but
> definitely would like to refrain from "stepping on any toes" so to
> speak.

You can, as a suggestion, announce what you are proofing (or going to
proof). So your corrections don't collide with others. :)
Does this sound reasonable?


> Also, there are a few topics that I began to write for fedora that I
> would like to go ahead and present to the opensuse community as well:
>
> Securing Filesystems
> Host Integrity Monitoring
> Installation of OVAL
> Installation of XSDL
> OVAL Administration
> Digitally signed and encrypted firewall rulesets

I feel more comfortable in XML, XSLT, ... or the like than your topics, so
I am afraid I can't help you here. There should be others on this list
who can give you a helping hand. You can ask on opensuse as well.

Where are all the experts? :) Come on!


Have fun,
Tom

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Re: LfL: Roles

Jana Jaeger
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Hi Alexey,

On Thu, 17 May 2007, Alexey Eremenko wrote:

> And no, I don't know of anyone who is working on security topics
> within LfL. Even through I'm thinking about nmap and AppArmor, I don't
> consider writing about those soon.

put your mind at ease concerning AppArmor and don't add it to your burden
of LfL topics :) That one is already covered in the official SUSE/Novell
releases. I am developing these docs in close cooperation with the
AppArmor guys.

As always, I am open to any feedback, feature request for the AA docs from
this list and would suggest tracking these in Bugzilla. I'd then check
with the AA folks whether and how to integrate this.

Jana
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