April 22, 2019
The Whonix team has exciting news to share with our community!
The Whonix project has applied to the Google Season of Docs 2019! If you are unfamiliar with the Season of Docs that’s OK because this is the first year of the program. Once you learn more about the program and how it benefits open-source you will be just as enthusiastic about participating as we are.
Season of Docs is Google’s annual program that fosters collaboration between open-source project and tech writers.
The goal of this program is to provide a framework for technical writers and open source projects to work together towards the common goal of improving an open source project’s documentation. For technical writers who are new to open source, the program provides an opportunity to gain experience in contributing to open source projects. For technical writers who’re already working in open source, the program provides a potentially new way of working together. Season of Docs also gives open source projects an opportunity to engage more of the technical writing community.
During the program, technical writers spend a few months working closely with an open source community. They bring their technical writing expertise to the project’s documentation, and at the same time learn about the open source project and new technologies.
The open source projects work with the technical writers to improve the project’s documentation and processes. Together they may choose to build a new documentation set, or redesign the existing docs, or improve and document the open source community’s contribution procedures and on-boarding experience.,
For those of you that are familiar with the Whonix wiki aka “A crash course in anonymity and security on the Internet” you’ll know why Season of Docs is such an extraordinary opportunity for both our project and open-source. As you know the Whonix wiki is a corner stone of our project which is why we put forth such an extensive amount of time and effort to ensure it stays relevant and up to date. Season of Docs presents an unique opportunity for our project to both enhance our(yours, mine, everyone’s) wiki and to give back by mentoring an up and coming technical writer from the greater open-source community
If you’re a technical writer that’s interested in submitting a project proposal check out the project ideas we have for you at our dedicated Season of Docs wiki. If you don’t find your perfect fit, but have a great project proposal we would be eager to hear about it. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do you know a tech writer that might be interested in Season of Docs? You can use this sample email message to give them the information they need to get started.
Whats made our project and wiki such a success over the years is the continuing involvement from our awesome community. And Season of Docs is no different. So if you would like to become involved with this years program and support open-source, and the Whonix project, it will make this first year of Season of Docs the one to remember and we can set the bar high for the coming years to come.
On behalf of the Whonix team we would like to thank you for all of your support and we look forward to your participation, feedback and unending enthusiasm for this years’ program.
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