Re: A printed GNOME Journal for GUADEC?

Is there any background info? Is there a max. number of pages, for
example?  How many copies we are talking about? 500? 1.000? 5.000?

What about color? 4c completely or just the outside pages? DIN A4 or

Please don't get me wrong: I do like the idea. But from my point of
view, this looks like lots of work for me and I'd like to know what we
are talking about.

You see, the GNOME journal has three or four writers I can rely on
right now, and one of them is me. We are absolutely unable to fill,
say, 16 or 20 DIN A4 pages with 4500 characters each page within the
next two months. No way.

This brings me back to the Alamanac idea in DIN A4 or to a handy DIN A5
program booklet. Even the Alamanac idea is way too much work to
distribute 500 copies in the end.

For a program booklet, you don't need the GNOME Journal. Of course,
I'm glad to make the front page if that means to get the GNOME Journal
logo set in color. I'm maybe even able to make a sort of Scribus layout
for the inner pages. ;-)


On Wed, 05 Apr 2006 16:35:18 +0200
Quim Gil <qgil desdeamericaconamor org> wrote:

> Just to clarify things, I'm proposing a printed+online GNOME Journal
> produced by the GNOME Journal team with your own editorial criteria,
> with the GNOME Journal visual identity... I imagine it as a GUADEC 2006
> special edition, with content relating to whatever is being
> presented/discussed in Vilanova.
> The media partner printing it has nothing to say about the content or
> the design. They will have a "Printed by"-alike credit somewhere, that's
> all. By being media partners they get some visibility in the website and
> printed materials we produce, plus a handout in the participants' bag.
> They are happy embedding in their magazine whatever we deliver to them. 
> The only requirements would come from the GUADEC Committee: it needs to
> contain the GUADEC program and the ads agreed with the GUADEC sponsors.
> Some basic info about Vilanova might be useful as well. The rest is
> based on your editorial choice.
> On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 15:31 +0200, Claus Schwarm wrote:
> > If there's room to fill, I suggest to write the usual program stuff:
> > forword of an Spanish official, a nice background story on Spain's IT
> > industry, interview with somebody the audience is interested in, maybe a
> > background story about working in Spain as a foreigner, the history of
> > GNOME with images... this sort of thing.
> -- 
> Quim Gil /// |

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