[Members] XEPs needing proofreading

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 18:53:49 UTC 2014

Can you write that up as a task?

The tasks are managed in XML format and processed to the various formats
they need to be in (HTML preview, CSV, etc) via XSLT.

Also I should note the weekly Hangouts on Air every Sunday at 20:00 UTC,
which includes a task to interview someone from the FOSS community.  An
interview about XMPP social networking or XMPP generally would be along the
same lines - let the kids ask you those questions directly.

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 6:17 PM, Simon Tennant <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:

> You slave driver! Very nice. I'm not familiar with XEPs that need
> proofing. But...
> What would be really useful is having non-XSF people that are kinda
> interested in XSF things, compile a list of questions they have about XMPP.
> This could be as simple as "What is it?" or "How does it work?". We've been
> doing something similar for the Buddycloud.com pages and we kept
> discovering that there's a huge differece between what you think people
> know and what they would like to know.
> Having a list of questions about XMPP.org would mean that we can make sure
> we address them all with the new xmpp.org site. And having a bunch of
> people outside the XSF help with this would mean we get good questions that
> should be addressed.
> S.
> On 3 December 2014 at 16:07, Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> TLDR;
>> *Please nominate XEPs you think could use proofreading or which, by
>> proofreading, would make a good introduction to XMPP.*
>> WHY;
>> We're starting day 3 of Google Code-in 2014, which is a 7 week contest
>> for students ages 13-17.  The students have so far completed 25 tasks.
>> Tasks are "bite-sized" FOSS-related projects which may include code,
>> documentation, graphic design, research, user interface design.. even
>> helping other students learn something.  We include in our task list a
>> pretty broad range of tasks related to our work -
>> http://gci.copyleftgames.org/tasks/
>> I would like to include XEP proofreading as a set of documentation
>> tasks.  Finding and identifying grammatical mistakes, examples which could
>> be clearer or added, sections which are confusing and may need to be
>> explained better.
>> The XEPs need not have anything to do with Copyleft Games, by
>> proofreading they'll be learning more about XML and XMPP which will help
>> them take on more challenging projects.
>> The XSF is also under absolutely no obligation to actually use their work
>> in any way, though it'd be quite awesome to do so and perhaps recruit a
>> long-term contributor this way.
>> I'll post the first batch of 5 XEP tasks by Friday and, if the students
>> show interest in them, we can post more.
>> If you'd like to help further by reviewing their proofreading work, it'd
>> also be great to get more XMPP mentors signed up.  Reviewing generally
>> takes 10-15 minutes per task.  Google will even send you a "Mentor" tshirt
>> as thanks.
> --
> Simon Tennant | Founder & CEO | Buddycloud <http://buddycloud.com> | +49
> 17 8545 0880
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