- Quality over Quantity. It is better to spend 50 hours on one article than 1 hour on 50.
- Writing is maintained like code. Technology changes fast. An obsolete or outdated article can be worse than no article at all.
- Reduce conflicts of interest. We use editorial guidance, transparency, and clear labelling of reference material vs opinionated posts to build trust with our readers.
- Editing that is thorough, not tedious. - We move basic style editing to a linter, so the review process can focus more on the higher-level goal of finding the best way to communicate an idea.
- Free and Open Access Forever - We use the Creative Commons Attribution license. Content and code are public in GitHub.
- Pay authors, editors, illustrators - Good work takes time. Time is money!
- Funded by Companies who share these principles - We need a way to pay contributors. We think that taking funding from like-minded companies who are on-board with these principles is better than using display advertising, paywalls or premium services that create conflicts of interest.
- Create an outline. Cover the elevator pitch and structure of the article.
- Get outline feedback. We’ll find someone with hands-on experience in your topic and get a green light or feedback.
- Green Light! We agree on a rate and sign a contract guaranteeing payment upon publish.
- Bot Review - Use a bot or our linter to catch style corrections.
- Editor Review - An editor will give you one-on-one feedback and request any edits or revisions.
- Technical Review - If needed, a tech reviewer will vet code snippets and technical instructions.
- Publish - Author and Editor get paid!
- Maintenance - Anyone can open issues or pull requests on articles. The original author and editor are not required to respond but can do so if they want.
- Deprecation - If an article is determined to be completely obsolete, we deprecate it and add a note.
- Authors: Authors are paid $250 to $1000 based on the complexity of the article.
- Editors: Editors are paid $100 to $400
- Illustrators: Illustrators are paid $50 to $400 based on the illustration needs.
- Maintainers: We don’t yet have a model for smaller maintenance. If an article needs a complete re-write, we pay above author rates.
- If I publish an article, am I on the hook for maintaining it? - No, we allocate resources to article maintenance.
- What happens if my article gets edited to the point where I no longer want attribution? - Hopefully we maintain a level of quality where this never occurs, but if for any reason an author wants to remove their name from the article page, we are happy to do so.
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