FOSdoc module: Planning


Before you can begin a documentation project, you will need to address quite a few questions, including those listed below. FOSdoc can help you resolve these questions so that you can concentrate on the contents.

  • Have you selected the authors yet, and are you seeking technically experienced editors?
  • Is it worth employing a (well-known) publisher who can co-ordinate the team of authors?
  • Do your chosen tools allow the workload to be shared (i.e. do they allow history and versioning, among other things), and are they suitable for different output formats?
  • Have copyright and exploitation rights for the documentation been clearly and contractually agreed?
  • How will the documentation be updated and re-released once it is published?