[Viscom-dev] Call for volunteers - Newsletter production team

Tyler Mitchell 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,

Hi all,
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  
at this:
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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