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Documentation


The focus here is the creation, maintenance and organization of the OpenStack documentation found at the http://docs.openstack.org site and the wiki.openstack.org site. While the Docs team helps create a good framework, it's the entire OpenStack community -- and especially contributors like you -- that provides the expert content and corrections for the documentation.

OpenStack Documentation Project Team
Full name OpenStack Documentation
Code name None
Status Related
Source code openstack-manuals; api-site - see doc builds for full list
Bug tracker http://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-manuals and http://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-api-site
Blueprints http://blueprints.launchpad.net/openstack-manuals
Developer doc Documentation HowTo
Current PTL Lana Brindley - openstack(at)lanabrindley(dot)com, IRC: loquacities
Meetings Documentation team meeting
IRC channel #openstack-doc on Freenode (more about OpenStack on IRC)
Mailing list OpenStack documentation mailing list

OpenStack documentation

Published docs and their location

The public interface to all documentation is the docs.openstack.org web site. It contains continuously updated manuals. If you like to edit one of these, see Documentation source and target locations for a list of documents and their source repositories.

Source repositories

Doc source is on GitHub. Everyone can propose changes to docs, see Documentation/HowTo. Here are the repositories that build to docs.openstack.org.

For a complete listing of which docs are built, including details about source and target locations, see Documentation/Builds.

Development

These guides are available and sourced in .rst files in /doc/source/ if you want to work on them:


Ideally the above content is geared towards developers.

The content at docs.openstack.org is for OpenStack administrators and application developers.

Releases

Lists current development release and past releases, with links to downloads and release notes (what's new and what's changed in each release as well as known issues and potential workarounds)

Support

How to find or ask for support.

Glossary

  • Glossary - Contains terms that are our definitions for OpenStack, cloud computing, and open source.

Project documentation

This is general information about OpenStack.

Development

How to contribute code to OpenStack or develop using the OpenStack projects.

Launchpad reference

How we use Launchpad to track features, bugs and releases.

Writing documentation

First, read the Documentation Contributor Guide.

Admin access to to the documentation site

There are some areas where only trusted infrastructure or doc team members have access to configure or manage part of the documentation site. Examples include:

  • FTP credentials to the Cloud Sites that houses the files for docs.openstack.org and developer.openstack.org.
  • Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) configuration.
  • Google Analytics account information and configuration.

For these shared identities, we use the following process to ensure limited access to the information that grants access.

  • At the Summit or another in-person meeting, ensure we verify identities with IDs similar to a GPG party.
  • With those identities and shared trust in place, create a server with a place to store the account information.
  • Enable access to the shared account info by granting access to the server.

Currently the infrastructure core team and Docs PTL has access to the FTP credentials. The Docs PTL has access to the Google CSE information and the Google Analytics account information. The Docs PTL can grant access to the shared Google information. The infrastructure core team can grant access to the FTP credentials.

References

There are many additional publications about OpenStack by third party publishers. Please search for them on your favorite bookseller site.