Contact: Jonathan Abbey
Ganymede is a team-oriented directory management system for networks. It is used to
allow large groups of people to work together to manage NIS, DNS, and other network
directory services. It is similar in some ways to Microsoft's Active Directory and Novell's
Novell Directory Services, except less scalable and more customizable.
All of Ganymede's current documentation is in the form of loosely linked web pages, each
covering one specific topic, such as installation, customization, server overview, etc. It
would be very useful for someone to set about writing some documentation that could be
printed, in book-style format. This documentation would ideally be written in some sort of
open document language such as LaTeX or troff, and would integrate the existing
documentation into a coherent whole with a framework for additional documentation to be
More realistically, it would be very valuable for someone with decent writing skills and
experience with systems administration to provide useful comments on the current
documentation from the perspective of someone attempting to make use of the software
and documentation as it is today. Ganymede is rather complex software, and integrating it
with a real network environment is likewise complex, but we haven't been getting a lot of
good feedback on our documentation.
Some significant experience with system administration is a pre-requisite to working with
Ganymede or its documentation.