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Another appetizer! Our magazine is monthly. It is available for browsing
online[1]. And we have editions translated into English.[2] And the best: It
is developed in a fully collaborative. Currently the only recourse we have
is the wiki[3] of TDF and a website[4] that is under development.


Believe it! It is possible!


Luiz Oliveira
LibreOffice Community - Brazil

2011/3/9 webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <

On 03/09/2011 01:32 PM, wrote:


Back to the issue posted some weeks ago in this mailing list about a
Magazine for LibreOffice, I have a suggestion from the editorial

What we need for this?

- People who coordinate the process (one or more editors) in order to plan
what is going to publish;

- People who make corrections to all writen/translated matters;

- People who make the design (and here in Brazil that's done in
Draw, despite their limitations because it is not the appropriate tool for
professional graphic editing). But we can use Scribus, for example.

All other countries who are interested could create a local magazine,
something like "LibreOffice Magazine Brazil", which would work like it,
with contents focused on the country in question, and they could use
the contents
of the International Journal also. By the way, each working groups
for local magazines could also "sell" out local matters to the
journal, if approved by the editorial team.

We can discuss it deeper in order to detail how the production process
be, if someone is interested in this proposition.

What do you think?


Luiz Oliveira
LibreOffice Community - Brazil

Having a good quarterly or tri-year released magazine or even an
e-newsletter will make LibreOffice look more professional to the business
community.  Better to get the boss of the tech department to agree to see
what all the press is about.

I would love an English version of something like what is done for the
Brazilian market.  All it would take is enough people to volunteer to create
the content and do the layout work.

If it started as an International magazine with English, Spanish, French,
German [and others] translations.  It could be a project worked on my
several language/regional groups for creating the content for maybe a
quarterly magazine.  Each content provider would provide the content in
their language, and maybe English or other translation if they have that
ability, to one group of volunteers.  Those volunteers should include people
who can do the translation from from their native language and a second or
third one.  That way there could be a resource of people to take the
content, and have the original version and one or two translation of the
content available.  This would make it a truly international publication.

The copies would be PDF format and optimized for the smallest file size for
downloading.  Maybe an online version for browsing and having it available
for online searching via Google and Bing.  Then the free translation
services could do enough of a translation to give a some-what accurate
translation to those languages not used for the articles.

I have seen international magazines [PDF versions] that had two language
version of the same article side-by-side.  Many of those used English as the
default language next to the original article of Spanish, Swedish, French,
etc., language.  If the the article was written in English, then sometimes
it would have a second language next to it.

It would be nice to have such a publication.  Brazil has a large active
group supporting their community.  We would need such a large group
dedicated the same way and with enough free time to produce even a magazine
every 3 to 4 months.  It would be nice, but will it happen soon?  I can only
hope, but not expect it to happen just yet.  LibreOffice has been out
"officially" for less than two months.  Once it has been out for a few
months more, then maybe people will have the time to support such a worthy
marketing project.

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