GLEP:18
Title:Gentoo Bimonthly Publication
Version:1.2
Last-Modified:2004/11/11 21:39:22
Author:Caleb Tennis <caleb at gentoo.org>
Status:deferred
Type:Standards Track
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:21-Nov-2003
Post-History:24-Nov-2003

Contents

Abstract

As Gentoo becomes more popular, providing good, official information regarding the project becomes more important. This GLEP attempts to present the need and suggested logistics for handling a print Gentoo publication.

Status

Timed out

Motivation

Users have flocked to Gentoo because it provides them with what they want. [1] Many Gentoo sub-projects are the direct result of filling a niche.

The Gentoo Store [2] gives users the ability to purchase Gentoo related products, both providing.

This GLEP attempts to fill another niche - providing information to users that would like insightful information in print form.

Rationale

Premium Content is a buzzword that many companies, particular those strategized around open source, are marketing. Providing premium content such as this to Gentoo users is another way of adding value to the Gentoo brand and revenue to the project.

Implementation

Other Details

The information contained within the print publication would become available to all-users via the Gentoo webspace approximately 1 month after the shipment of the publication. This allows all information to be freely shared with all users, keeping in line with the spirit of Gentoo.

Caveats

When money gets involved, some people will cry foul. This GLEP will attempts to address this issue by keeping all transactions open and available for perusal by both developers and users.

Future

The popularity of subscriptions will dictate the direction that this publication will go.

Backwards Compatibility

No current policies exist that interfere with this document.

References

[1]http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/philosophy.xml
[2]http://store.gentoo.org
[3]http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/metastructure/index.xml