Re: [foss.in] Proceedings FOSS.IN
- On 9/23/09, Shreyas Srinivasan <sshreyas@...> wrote:
> Even the most simple paper takes weeks to put together, I agree withYou hit the nail on the head Shreyas. WE just avoid documenting ,
> Philip. I think its too much work (All 3 of us have done this at OLS,
> so i think we are in a small way qualified to comment) I think some
> sort of publication at the end of a workout might be interesting,
> there are more people involved and people can describe the problem and
> the reached conclusion and enumerate it so things get documented.
writing stuff because it takes time and *most* Free Software / Hacker
projects lack documentation / white papers. By doing something like
this, we break those shackles? Yes, I know the frustrations, the time
consuming quantitative work of pulling data sets and making graphs,
writing every sentence such that it makes sense ;) . Been through it,
will be going through it for few years to come. Sometimes I end up
just searching on the forums to do some formatting with tex for more
than 6 hrs. Sick. But when someone refers to your work and thanks you
for the white paper, believe me the project has got more potential to
grow (than the usual I *dont* need documentation. All your source is
mine folks). More people interested, the better ideas you get.
My two cents.
Nice to see Harald Welte scrutinizing the papers.
> Philip Tellis wrote:B.Vignesh Kumar
>> 2009/9/23 Atul Chitnis <mail@...>
>>> Is it really worth this much deliberation? :)
>> This is India. Did you really expect people to spend time hacking
>> when they could have been yacking instead?
> Everyone, enough discussion. Spend time getting your event submissions
> (talks, tutorials, workouts, workshops, BoFs, etc.) ready instead.
> Papers are a good idea for those who can afford the time to write them,
> and they lend prestige to the event.
> And those of you submitting papers - now you BETTER put your money where
> your mouth is - I am going to ask Harald Welte to scrutinize them ;)
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