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commit 25c1952acd0bbf39630d956ed2404f4c896eb41b
parent b598791cc7139094d7c76dbcbd45126d3a77f398
Author: Swift Geek <>
Date:   Tue,  6 Jun 2017 11:41:41 +0000

Merge branch 'www/various-website-improvements' of libreboot/libreboot into master

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diff --git a/www/ b/www/ @@ -14,6 +14,13 @@ PHP. Additionally assisted with [booting Linux]( on the Raspberry Pi without blobs. Current sysadmin and assists with project management. +Andrew Robbins +-------------- + +Works on large parts of Libreboot's build system and related documentation. +Andrew joined the Libreboot project as part of core management on 4 June 2017. +IRC nick `and_who` on #libreboot IRC. + Arthur Heymans -------------- diff --git a/www/ b/www/ @@ -33,6 +33,31 @@ We currently have a shortage of people who possess the skill to write and maintain good documentation for Libreboot, so we welcome any and all contributions! +The .md files are written in Pandoc flavoured Markdown. The following scripts +form Libreboot's *static site generator* which converts the Markdown files into +HTML, to create the website: + +- generates the news feed (on the News section of the website) +- converts an .md file to an .html file +- with calls to and, compiles the entire + Libreboot website + +To view your local version of the website, it is advisable to install an HTTP +server (e.g. nginx, lighttpd) and configure it so that the `www` directory in +your local Git repository is the document root. With this, you can run +`` and view your own version of the website locally. This can be +useful for larger changes (including structural) if you're making many large +improvements to the website. However, it is possible to just edit the Markdown +files with a text editor and submit those, or view individual .html files +(generated by in a Web browser (e.g. Firefox). + +If you're running a local HTTP server, you can view your local version of the +site by typing `localhost` into your browser's URL bar. + +At present, the site and documentation are optimized for use on the Web (as +HTML, generated by Pandoc), but we would like to possibly support other use +cases, such as PDF documents for printed manuals. + General guidelines for submitting patches ----------------------------------------- @@ -48,6 +73,11 @@ the *Creative Commons Zero* license is highly recommended. Otherwise, the **GNU General Public License, version 3 or (at your option) any later version**, is preferred; we will also accept any other free license. +*We require all documentation and website changes to use the [GNU Free +Documentation License, version 1.3](docs/ or (at your option) any +later version published by the Free Software Foundation; without Invariant +sections, without front cover texts and without back cover texts.* + Libreboot development is facilitated by *[git](*, a *distributed* version control system. You will need to install Git (most GNU+Linux distributions package it in their repositories).