One of the goals of writing “The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors” is to make a book that can be remixed for community work in any way someone needs, including customized branding and output to formats such as HTML, PDF, Epub, and so forth. In making the book I did a bit more than convert from MediaWiki to DocBook XML. I converted the XML to build using Publican, the publishing toolchain, and stored the work in a local
git repository is now available on Fedora Hosted:
- Start by joining and talking on the mailing list.
- You need a Fedora account (FAS).
- Read Contributing to The Open Source Way and Converting to DocBook XML.
- Read Using git repository for detailed information.
- To get commit access, start by talking on list and submitting patches.
Short-cut available. If any existing committer knows you and your work, that committer can sponsor you immediately for a wiki account and access to the
On an unrelated point, I was finally able to build a favicon.ico from the SVG I got from Josh Gajownik, Red Hat stellar brand design lead. Along with the clean site design, we finally have a look for The Open Source Way that I can hopefully translate to a Publican brand package. We also seem to have a universal preference for two important acronyms:
- tosw – the open source way — lowercase usage refers to the community-defined methodology.
- TOSW – The Open Source Way — uppercase usage refers to the community-created book (wiki + rendered builds.)
Thus, keep your eyes out for the `publican-TOSW` package I’ll be working on.