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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo-centric Linux Identity magazine issue
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 23:44:45 -0700
On 17:40 Tue 04 Mar     , Olivier Fisette wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the Gentoo 2008.0 beta scheduled for 3 March [1], Sonny Gaviola [2] and I 
> have exchanged mails to relaunch the project of a Gentoo-centric issue of the 
> French version of the Linux Identity magazine [3]. This was discussed before 
> [4] but put on hold when 2007.1 was cancelled.
> To summarise, we are asked to produce a 36-page magazine issue presenting 
> Gentoo Linux 2008.0. Suggested topics are:
> 1. Introduction/Editorial (1 page) and Table of Contents (1 page)
> 2. DVD contents description (2-4 pages)
>         - DVD 1 - Bootable install disc, 32 bits version
>         - DVD 2 - Bootable install disc, 64 bits version
> 3. Installing Gentoo 2008.0 (5-8 pages)
> 4. System Configuration (5-8 pages)
> 5. FAQ and where to find help (4-6 pages)
> 6. Three articles on practical topics (4-6 pages); examples: most interesting 
> applications working under Gentoo 2008.0, tips and tricks, complementary 
> software, desktop environments, keeping one's system up to date.
> One page is roughly 4000 characters and 2 screen captures. Ideally, the 
> material should be ready at about the same time as the official release of 
> Gentoo 2008.0 (scheduled for 17 March), but delays of few weeks are 
> acceptable. Financial compensation would be 30 USD per page (1080 USD for the 
> whole issue).
> I would appreciate if the PR team could help me publicise this and motivate 
> developers to either write something or point me to existing material that we 
> could use to base articles on. I can take care of translating English 
> material and plan to write at least two articles, but I doubt I would be up 
> to writing the whole thing all by myself. Also, is anyone from the PR team 
> interested in contributing material?
> Here are a few random article ideas:
> - The Gentoo Linux Installer
> - Using Portage
> - Managing Web applications with webapp-config
> - Configuring Java in Gentoo
> - Using Portage overlays with layman
> - Hard drive encryption using dm-crypt
> - A review of music players available in Portage
> - A review of desktop environments available in Portage


I'm sorry for taking forever to reply to this; my non-Linux life has 
been crazy and just calmed down in the past few days. It looks like the 
2008.0 release has graciously slipped to compensate for my tardiness. 
Previous Gentoo-focused magazine issues (like that one Polish magazine) 
have publicized this effort on -core, so that might be a good place to 
start looking for authors. Would you like to take this to -core?

It might be worth considering whether the money would go to Gentoo or to 
individual authors, or whether to let them make the choice.

I don't have any time to work on this personally, but I expect a few 
devs would be interested.

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