As we approach the Fedora 10 Alpha release, the Docs team finds our list of beat writers for the Release Notes is sadly outdated. We need to get it updated with people who are willing to write information on Fedora 10 changes.
A “beat” is like a policeman’s or a journalist’s beat — a small, easy-to-maintain page that is targeted at a specific part of the Fedora distribution. Writing a beat is easy, and gets you dialed in to the developer community (if you’re not one). You simply make sure that you’re capturing important changes that will impact users, developers, and administrators who try and use Fedora 10.
All your work can be done on the wiki, which means that anyone in the Fedora community who’s completed the CLA can do this job. You don’t even need to be a great writer — Docs team editors will clean up the wording if needed and make sure it’s digestible for the readers. You just provide a bit of elbow grease for the raw content, they can do the rest.
If you want to find out how to help, come by IRC Freenode #fedora-docs, and/or sign up for the fairly lightweight mailing list. It’s a great way to get involved as a contributor.