[OpenSER-Docs] Add examples in module documentation

Henning Westerholt henning.westerholt at 1und1.de
Mon Mar 3 14:13:32 CET 2008

On Wednesday 27 February 2008, Stefan Sayer wrote:
> > Now the big OSS challenge: how to make the community embrace this kind of
> > work? For the the first write it's hard, but not so hard as to claim for
> > actualization over time... and this arises another unforgetable issue:
> > money and knowledge... people use to make money with there knowledge....
> > since the system is OSS, there diferential on the market is knowledge...
> > and share examples implies to share knowledge... it's a delicate issue,
> > but is real and is here and now.
> well, that is obviously true, but I hope that some developers are for
> example employed by companies in whose interest it is to commoditize
> also things a little bit more advanced than the most basic stuff in
> order to get a wider usage of these features and improve their quality
> by more extensive testing and sharing the cost of further development.

Hi Stefan,

well, for the development of new (and the maintainance of existing) code this 
model works fairly well for the project. But for documentation it don't work, 
even if most people would admit that the lack of docs is a problem for them. 
Its hard to get even decent config file examples..

Newcomers join the project, have problems to get through the basics, and after 
they've learned the small piece of knowledge that they need for the moment, 
most of them forgot about the problem. We developers sometimes don't 
understand the problems of our users anymore, and for some time it was not 
really enforced thorough the project that features without documentation are 
almost useless..

But nobody have said this is an easy problem. :-) 

It will not change overnight, but progress is inevitable if we keep trying to 
improve the situation. ;-)



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