So I'm extremely busy in my day job, as I'm temporarily managing an engineering team that are close to an application release.
However I need time to do 'something different'. And while I'm currently daunted by the amount of XML-DEV activity to catch up on, I found a useful displacement activity in getting involved in a conversation on the cocoon-dev mailing list about documentation.
I suggested (and I don't think this is the first time it's been suggested) that they use a Wiki as a means of capturing documentation, perhaps culled from the mailing list. It's also a useful environment for collaborative editing.
The suggestion went down well. It also looks like we've avoided (narrowly) the usual open source/engineer rat-holes ("lets build a Cocoon based Wiki!").
Happily someone set up a site based around JSPWiki which is my current favourite -- it's not got a huge number of features, but it's very easy to install, configure and maintain. I'm using it for my personal Wiki into which I dump my research notes.
Last night I took the time to pull my Cocoon-related content out of my site, and into the Cocoon Documentation Wiki -- largely a cut-and-paste effort. This has the happy effect of allowing me to finally publish a whole raft of material I've been accumulating, as well as adding some additional momentum to the idea.
Things seem to be ticking along nicely, and others have begun adding content too.