[maemo-community] Crowd-sourcing proof-reading

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Sat Jun 20 15:12:43 EEST 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 17:20 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi all,
> There's a bug open that the Maemo HIG [1]needs proof-reading by native 
> speakers [2]
> I just created a wiki page to track a crowd-sourced proof-reading effort 
> [3] and proof-read the Introduction [4] and made some suggested changes [5].

This is an interesting exercise, if only to show how difficult and
time-consuming it would be to reintegrate wiki changes into a source
latex document as planned. This is a particularly extreme case because
almost every sentence needs to be changed, apart from the ones that were
kept verbatim from the GNOME HIG.

However, this particular document is DocBook XML and there is no reason
for that source XML to be private. A lot of time could be saved just by
making it public. Then people could change the source in place and
provide a patch.

It's based on the GNOME HIG, so I suspect that the GFDL license even
requires that the DocBook XML source file be public. 

(Apparently the next published version will restore the correct
Copyright and license information:

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