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<title>Document development overview</title>
<para>The <emphasis>OpenPOWER Foundation Documentation Development Guide</emphasis>
provides a framework for OpenPOWER public and private
documentation. The goal of the template and this writeup is to promote community contributions
to OpenPOWER documenation and to enable new contributions within a common look and feel. </para>
<para>The major sections of this document addresses the following topics:</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_getting_started" endterm="section_template_getting_started_title"/>:
This section details tools and commands used to contribute to OpenPOWER documentation.
All users who are new to OpenPOWER Foundation documentation should start here.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_new_document" endterm="section_template_new_document_title"/>:
This section provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a new document
from scratch. Use this section to start a new document.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_existing_document" endterm="section_template_existing_document_title"/>:
This section highlights common steps in editing an existing OpenPOWER
Foundation document. Use this section as a guideline for contributing to an existing document.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_debug" endterm="section_template_debug_title"/>:
This section provides examples of the two most common types of build failures
and helps users find the relevant failure information.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_process" endterm="section_template_process_title"/>:
This section explains key document types and the appropriate work flow for publishing OpenPOWER Foundation
<para><xref linkend="section_template_structure" endterm="section_template_structure_title"/>:
This section provides detailed descriptions of the various project
components and their roles in the documentation creation process.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_policies" endterm="section_template_policies_title"/>: This section contains
the generally accepted guidelines for creating OpenPOWER documentation. Use this section as a reference
for documentation style beyond template provided features.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_faq" endterm="section_template_faq_title"/>:
This section answers common questions. Use this section when the other sections
do not answer your questions.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_git_commands" endterm="section_template_git_commands_title"/>:
This section contains examples of commonly used git commands. Reference this section
to find information on a specific git operation.</para>
<para><xref linkend="section_template_references" endterm="section_template_references_title"/>:
This section provides pointers to on-line information about XML, Docbook,
Maven, and other relevant references.</para>
<para>In addition to OpenPOWER Foundation specific topics, <xref linkend="section_template_examples"/>
provides examples of common documenation constructs in XML.</para>
<xi:include href="sec_template_getting_started.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_new_document.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_existing_document.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_debugging.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_process.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_structure.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_policies.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_faq.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_git_commands.xml"/>
<xi:include href="sec_template_references.xml"/>