[Viscom-dev] Call for volunteers - Newsletter production team
tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 27 11:38:28 EST 2007
Hi all - below is an email I'm sending out to the Discuss list
shortly. But I wanted to highlight it for you, since this was on the
back burner for VisCom for almost a year. I am hoping that some of
you might be interested in helping with it. Right now it's the
previous newsletter lead (Martin Wegmann) and myself trying to get it
started under OSGeo's banner, but obviously we can't (nor want) to do
it all ourselves. A few others are available as reviewers, but we
really need some more editors to help collect some writing or
contribute some articles.
I have loved the previous GRASS newsletters and think we can do a
great job on this first volume of OSGeo News.
Can you have a look at the positions that are open and tell me if
anything catches your eye? Also, I know some of you probably have an
article you'd like to contribute - if so, let me know!
Talk to you later,
As you may be aware, last year the GRASS News production offered to
transition their great production into a brand new OSGeo Newsletter.
Although branded as OSGeo, all open source projects are welcome to be
part of it.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the last volume, have a look
http://osgeo.org/files/news/GRASS_OSGeo_News_vol4.pdf (5.3MB). As
you can see it is much more than just some news clippings!
Well, now is the time to get a new team together to help make a great
production. You are invited to be part of that team! Want some
exercise for your writing skills? Would you like to get some more
exposure for your project? Want to learn the ins and outs of some
publication software? Or do you just want to help spread the word
about some projects or case studies that you love?
There are several positions available for any volunteer who would
help to coordinate collecting articles, writing content, reviewing
content, helping with layout or graphics, and more. Want to sign up
just for one volume or to test the waters first? That is fine too.
Please see the Newsletter wiki page for a list of open positions and
categories for content that need editors:
If you have any reservations, comments, questions or concerns please
just let me know! As we will work as a team, please do not be shy
about your interests, even if you are going to need some help getting
After the team is gathered and production deadlines are finalised,
then we will make a more general call for contributors. If you
already have something that you would like to contribute, you are
welcome to sign up now on the page:
Hope you will join us in putting this together!
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