The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing free, high quality documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in all of the issues of Linux documentation. This includes the creation of “HOWTOs” and “Guides”. We hope to establish a system of documentation for Linux that will be easy to use and search. This includes the integration of the manual pages, info docs, HOWTOs, and other documents.
LDP’s goal is to create the canonical set of free Linux documentation. While online (and downloadable) documentation can be frequently updated in order to stay on top of the many changes in the Linux world, we also like to see the same docs included on CDs and printed in books. If you are interested in publishing any of the LDP works, see the section “Publishing LDP Documents”, below.
The LDP is essentially a loose team of volunteers with minimal central organization. Anyone who would like to help is welcome to join in this effort. We feel that working together informally and discussing projects on our mailing lists is the best way to go. When we disagree on things, we try to reason with each other until we reach an informed consensus.