Hello everyone! It's been over a year now since we announced  that the Technical Writer working on FreeIPA upstream guide  can no longer maintain the upstream version of it. FreeIPA project developers wanted to carry the torch and forked the outdated documentation in a new repository  and started the work on reviving it again .
Unfortunately, over the past year it became apparent that despite several brave contributors (special thanks to Gabe Alford and Martin Basti) helping with the guide, the project simply does not have resources to develop both FreeIPA and comprehensive documentation for it. The current FreeIPA guide is already way behind the RHEL-7 downstream guides  maintained by a new Technical Writer. In addition, old Fedora released documentation often pops up and clobbers FreeIPA upstream documentation in search engine results. This needs to change so that our users are not confused with obsolete information. Writing documentation is enormous task in itself. Currently, until a team of upstream Technical Writers joins the project to contribute alongside the developers the only viable option is to stop maintaining and reviving the upstream guide and keep only 2 main sources of documentation - design documents and articles of FreeIPA.org community wiki, and downstream documentation, from which the RHEL one  is the most complete. Upstream documentation tickets would be closed or transferred into the downstream doc Bugzillas, existing patches in  will be merged with the downstream RHEL documentation effort. This is the proposal. What do you think? Is it a reasonable move? Does anyone have time to be an upstream technical writer and carry the torch or should we move on with this plan? A sustainable documentation effort is needed and FreeIPA project is very much open to long term contributions. We are looking forward to your feedback, Your FreeIPA developers.  https://www.redhat.com/archives/freeipa-users/2013-August/msg00044.html  http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html-single/FreeIPA_Guide/index.html  https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/freeipa-docs.git  https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/milestone/Revive%20FreeIPA%20guide  https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/milestone/FreeIPA%203.x%20Documentation  https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Linux_Domain_Identity_Authentication_and_Policy_Guide/index.html  https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Windows_Integration_Guide/index.html  https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Linux_Domain_Identity_Authentication_and_Policy_Guide/ln-idp9643248.html -- Martin Kosek <mko...@redhat.com> Supervisor, Software Engineering - Identity Management Team Red Hat Inc. -- Manage your subscription for the Freeipa-users mailing list: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users Go To http://freeipa.org for more info on the project