Read the Docs

Read the Docs is an open sourced free software documentation hosting platform.[1] It generates documentation written with the Sphinx documentation generator. The site was created in 2010 by Eric Holscher, Bobby Grace, and Charles Leifer.[2]

On March 9, 2011 the Python Software Foundation Board awarded a grant of US$840 to the Read the Docs project for one year of hosting fees.[3] On November 13, 2017 the Linux Mint project announced that they were moving their documentation to Read the Docs.[4]

Write the Docs, a direct descendant of the Read the Docs project, was created as a conference for Read the Docs users, but has turned into a generic software documentation community.[5]


  1. ^ "Making documentation easy with Read the Docs". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  2. ^ "Announcing Read The Docs — Eric Holscher - Surfing in Kansas". Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  3. ^ Hellmann, Doug (2011-03-09). "PSF Funds". Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  4. ^ "Monthly News – November 2017 – The Linux Mint Blog". 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  5. ^ "Origin Story". Write the Docs. Retrieved 2017-06-29.

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