[emacs-berlin] Fwd: Looking for a few expert proof-readers for the Emacs 26 Manual
ska2342 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 22:40:37 UTC 2018
For the record: RMS answered this himself as it was considered edge-casey.
The gist is: there is no official call for help to non-free programs but if
the help is offered the suggested changes of the submitting author will
only be checked on behalf of their quality, not how they were created.
Similar to a patch you'd create with a non-free text editor.
Hope that makes sense.
2018-02-02 12:56 GMT+01:00 Stefan Kamphausen <ska2342 at gmail.com>:
> Hi Berlin Emacsers,
> That's a lot to digest. Please allow me to add some comments.
> * I'd never just use non-free software and sell the results as my own.
> That'd not give the FSF the credit it deserves. That's why I asked them
> * If people are fine with the results of languagetool, that's a cool way
> to go. It would need someone else than me to do it, though.
> * Our software goes way beyond spell and grammar checking. John Wiegley
> asked for "the eyes of both a general reader (who
> can spot confusing language) and [...]". This is part of what we do. I
> don't know any software that can proof-read for technical correctness,
> Finally, the effort required to make this work is on the scale of a few
> days for project setup alone. It's not a Just Do It job. I'd like to define
> the terminology, too. Being able to check for deprecated or unsuitable
> terms could also help making the Emacs manual easier to read. At least,
> that's my very humble opinion.
> Anyhow, still waiting for John to come back. If he does at all.
> Kind regards,
> 2018-02-02 11:42 GMT+01:00 Michael Albinus <michael.albinus at gmx.de>:
>> "Max(☭)" <suraev at alumni.ntnu.no> writes:
>> > What's the point of using proprietary software if there's already an
>> > open source alternative?
>> Well, maybe the discussion goes into the wrong direction. Spell-checking
>> is part of the proof-reading, but the major target of this action is to
>> check technical correctness.
>> I suppose there's no tool yet which does it for Emacs manuals :-)
>> Best regards, Michael.
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