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Tobias

That sounds interesting. Are you only interested in the Ruby docs or are you also interested in other open source projects (within the Ruby ecosystem)? I think there are so many low hanging fruits in the Rails ecosystem alone.

You are able to improve docs that are already at least average quality. There are so many popular and far reaching projects, that are probably not going anywhere soon, that have a long way to good documentation.

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Burdette Lamar Author

Any specific suggestions? As for Rails, I know nothing about it -- would be a steep learning curve for an old dog.

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Tobias

Rails itself even has a section for docs in its contribution guide. You can contribute to the Rails Guides or to the Rails API if you want to get into code. Rails has currently 46 open issues open labelled with docs. So plenty of stuff to get into.

On your point with the steep learning curve: Yes, Rails has a steep learning curve if you want to master the framework and build applications with it. But you should not have any problems if you want to contribute to parts of the docs. Maybe knowing meta programming would be an advantage if you want to dig into the code. Rails is pretty heavy on this.

However if Rails itself is too overwhelming, you can also start with other gems. Here are a few examples:

As you can see plenty of stuff to do in terms of docs here.
I think somebody with your qualifications would be a great win for the community and the docs.

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Burdette Lamar Author

Thanks, Tobias. I will study these.