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9. Writing the HOWTO

9.1 Before you start writing

First join the discuss list by going to and submit your proposal to this list. If you're taking over an unmaintained HOWTO, contact the former author. This may required by the copyright-license but you should do it out of courtesy even it it's not required.

9.2 Guidelines

These are mostly by Tim Bynum (a former HOWTO coordinator).

9.3 Submitting the HOWTO, etc.

After you have written the HOWTO, email the SGML source to Then all you need to do is to keep the HOWTO up-to date by submitting periodic updates to the same email as you used for the first edition.

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