Access Grid Documentation Project Authors' Guide

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman

Boston University


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  1. Send your derivative work (in the most suitable format, such as DocBook) to the AGDP (Access Grid Documentation Project) or the like for posting on the Internet. If not the AGDP, then let the AGDP know where it is available.

  2. License the derivative work with this same license or negotiate an appropriate license with the copyright holder. Include a copyright notice and at least a pointer to the license used.

  3. Give due credit to previous authors and major contributors. If you're considering making a derived work other than a translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the current maintainer.

It's requested that corrections and/or comments be forwarded to the document maintainer, Jennifer Teig von Hoffman,

Neither Boston University nor its agents make any representations about the suitability of this document for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither Boston University nor the author indemnify any infringement of copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret resulting from the use, modification, distribution or sale of this document.

Table of Contents
1. About this Guide
Purpose and Scope
About the AGDP
2. About Writing Documents for the AGDP
Choosing a Topic
Editorial Style
File Formats
Conventions for AGDP documents
Copyright and licensing
Submitting your document
The review and posting process
Maintaining your document
About Revising Existing Non-AGDP Documents for Submitting to the AGDP
3. Technical Considerations for AGDP Authors
About SGML and DocBook
AGDP DocBook Templates
Useful links on getting started with DocBook
About SourceForge
List of Tables
2-1. AGDP Document Conventions