I had an interesting email conversation with @davidgal was a part of the core team at Joomla on running an open source project.
I realized that we are dependant too much on our internal resources to keep the project going and are missing out on getting help from the community. Since we have been doing this for almost 7 years now, I guess we did not realize this.
The big picture is that if ERPNext has to grow as a community project, we would need many more people contributing than just ourselves. Our goal as Frappe is not to take venture funding and make an “enterprise” version that will be paid. We want this to be an open source project in the true sense.
I understand most of you are not developers and there is always an issue of how you can help. So here is where you can help. Fix the documentation
As you know the documentation for ERPNext (https://manual.erpnext.com) is pretty sparse and we would love your help in updating it.
The documentation repo is also on GitHub: https://github.com/frappe/manual_erpnext_com.
All you have to do is fork the repo, fix the page and send a pull-request. If anyone needs GitHub help, we are happy to give. All of these are markdown pages and it should be easy to fix.
Here is want I am thinking. Acore group of volunteers should head this. We can discuss issues on the Issues Page of the manual repo. To incentivize, we can add a page of contributors and add the names of all those who have contributed to this.
Would love someone from the community to take charge of this.
Just calling out a few active members (from the forum list of recent+active) who can take charge.
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