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Something Missing in the ownCloud Documentation? Then Contribute!

The ownCloud documentation helps every ownCloud user. Users, admins, and developers use it daily to find information. However, what many people don’t know is that everyone can also edit the documentation!

ownCloud is a quite complex – yet very versatile – software. It can be hard to unlock its full potential, and to adjust it to the user’s needs – configuration is what ultimately counts, so that everyone can use it as they want.

Because of that, the documentation which explains how it works is critical! Sharing the knowledge the Open Source way is enabling everybody to use it. If only our support gurus know how to solve the problem, what does it help?

Sharing is Not a One-Way-Street

Even our oldest contributors don’t know everything. And Matthew, our documentation lead, can’t write all the documentation on his own. So we’d love you to contribute what you know.

Not sure if you’re the right kind of person? Well, everybody knows something:

  • People who work with ownCloud every day.
  • Admins who rarely have to touch it, but then find one rare problem no one else ever encountered.
  • Inexperienced ownClouders who can’t find what they are looking for, so ask others to document it.

If you are in one of those three groups, you are the perfect fit for contributing, and we would love to have your input.

Come Join In

As of today, the documentation has 172 contributors, and 305 people ever opened an issue. This is awesome! However, ownCloud is constantly evolving, as new features are developed all the time.

Consequently, the documentation has to be kept up to date. You can help to keep up by sharing what you know and keep everyone informed.

 

A screenshot showing that there are 1336 closed issues in the documentation repository.

The next one who closes a documentation issue is 1337!

 

Contributing to the Documentation Is Easy!

If you’re keen to share what you know, read this short how-to to find out how you can contribute:

 

Read how to get started

 

Additionally, Matthew recently created a short series of YouTube videos, which step you through how to get started. You don’t need to be a developer, and you don’t need special software for this. You only need a web browser!

Get started with the introductory video:

 

 

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