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Handbook Project
Description The Handbook project is responsible for maintaining Gentoo's official Handbook.
IRC Channel #gentoo-wiki
Last elected: 2016/10/10
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Gentoo Wiki Project
Project listing

After many essential and necessary years of service the Gentoo Documentation Project (GDP) has fulfilled its purpose.[1][2]

As a platform, the wiki has enabled every Gentoo developer (not just those in the Documentation team) and many in the community to maintain Gentoo documentation. Almost all of the articles produced by the former documentation team are in publicly editable namespace.

In order to clarify who will continue to assume responsibility for the Gentoo Handbook, the Handbook project was created as a sub-project of the Wiki project. The Handbook contains Gentoo's official and crucial installation instructions; it is too risky to put it publicly editable namespace.

Suggestions for updates can be left on each section's related discussion page. Among other areas of contribution, those who are a part of Handbook project will make it a priority to respond to these critiques. See our list of project goals below.


  • Actively modernize and maintain the official Gentoo Handbook documentation in the Handbook: namespace.
  • Handle 'marking' updated sections of the Handbook for translation.
  • Maintain the Handbook Development guide.