Documentation: get it right!

Good documentation is vital for the health of any open source project, yet the challenges that this fact presents are not always overcome. Let's face it: open source software has a reputation for poorly written and organized documentation. What causes this reputation? Is it really that bad? Is it really that difficult? How can we do better? And why do we need documentation anyway, can't you just look at the code?! This talk explores an often overlooked aspect of open source software development. It explains what makes documentation good documentation, and how it can benefit a project. It shows that, with a bit of common sense and clever use of resources, it's actually not that hard to produce useful documentation. A rough guide to getting your documentation right, while strengthening your community at the same time.