Re: Where to put issues for "getting started with SPDX" documentation?


VM (Vicky) Brasseur
 

I lean strongly toward `docs` as the repo name. It’s a standard and expected name for a repo that contains any sort of documentation, so people will be able to find it in GitHub.

 

Yes, the spec officially qualifies as a document but that’s easy enough to link to rather than move (and it would make little sense to move it under a docs repo anyway).

 

--V

 

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I agree something like help or getting started as a repo name. That way someone can just grab all of the getting started collaterals that may get generated over time: documents, examples, etc.,.

 

Jack

 

 

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May I propose something like github.com/spdx/help since “docs” covers a lot more things (even the specification itself).

+1 on being a new, separate location.

 

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GitHub is a given, which is why we decided to start opening issues rather than just maintaining a file.

 

I’d prefer to have either a dedicated docs repo or a /docs folder in another appropriate repo, so we can do the docs in docusaurus or some other static site generator type thing.

 

Which leaves us back at my initial question: Which repo to put this stuff in? My vote is a new spdx/docs repo.

 

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Wipro Limited

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Yes! I think this is a great idea. We’ve tried in the past to do this but could never get people “focused” on it. I agree its needed.

 

I vote to put it  the list in GitHub. The wiki doesn’t seem to be used much anymore. I would create a repo for  “getting started” collateral. Besides the questions we could add examples and other documents over time. The someone can just grab it when they want to  get started,

 

 

We do have a FAQ: https://spdx.dev/faq/ that may have some good info as well if you have not seen it.

 

 

Jack Manbeck

 

 

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Howdy, team.

 

In last week’s Outreach call we discussed the lack of “getting started with SPDX” documentation, info that could take someone from Zero to SPDX. Currently it’s really hard for new people to show up and use/generate/understand SPDX, but we can (with time) fix that.

 

We decided that step one of this would be to start collecting ideas for newbie questions that’ll need answering, etc. We’ll do this in issues to make it easier to keep track of them.

 

The next question is…where should those issues go? The -spec repo isn’t a good fit for them, neither is outreach. Do we perhaps need a new -docs repo…? I don’t know, but it’s worth considering. Or is this premature optimization and we should just pick a repo to log the issues in and then move them later if needed?

 

So what do y’all think? Where should these issues go for now?

 

--V

 

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VM (Vicky) Brasseur

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Wipro Limited

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