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1 GLEP: 18
2 Title: Gentoo Bimonthly Publication
3 Version: $Revision: 1.1 $
4 Last-Modified: $Date: 2003/11/21 02:32:05 $
5 Author: Caleb Tennis <caleb@gentoo.org>
6 Status: Draft
7 Type: Standards Track
8 Content-Type: text/x-rst
9 Created: 21-Nov-2003
10 Post-History: 24-Nov-2003
11
12
13 Abstract
14 ========
15
16 As Gentoo becomes more popular, providing good, official information regarding
17 the project becomes more important. This GLEP attempts to present the need and
18 suggested logistics for handling a print Gentoo publication.
19
20 Motivation
21 ==========
22
23 Users have flocked to Gentoo because it provides them with what they want. [#PHILOSOPHY]_
24 Many Gentoo sub-projects are the direct result of filling a niche.
25
26 The `Gentoo Store`_ gives users the ability to purchase Gentoo related products, both
27 providing.
28
29 This GLEP attempts to fill another niche - providing information to users that would like
30 insightful information in print form.
31
32 Rationale
33 =========
34
35 *Premium Content* is a buzzword that many companies, particular those strategized around
36 open source, are marketing. Providing premium content such as this to Gentoo users is another
37 way of adding value to the Gentoo brand and revenue to the project.
38
39 Implementation
40 ==============
41
42 * Formation of the Gentoo Publication Team. This is a small entity of developers (3) that
43 are responsible for the bi-monthly deployment of the publication. An *example* of some
44 suggested guidelines are as follows:
45
46 - Each release will be 8 (eight) pages, front and back.
47
48 - The publication will be shipped on the last day of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
49
50 - The deadline for article submission will be on the last day of the month prior
51 to the date of publication
52
53 * The editorial team is responsible for the content and delivery schedule requirements
54 of the publication.
55
56 * A billable amount for the publication must be decided upon. The billing will be handled
57 through the Gentoo Store.
58
59 * The revenue generated by the publication will be divided up in a fair proportion to the following
60 groups:
61
62 - The physical expenses of the publication
63 - The editorial staff
64 - Authors of contributed articles
65 - The Gentoo Store
66 - A developer fund, to be handled by the Metastructure_ project.
67
68 * All authors and editors will need to have a contract on file with Gentoo to handle proper
69 legal issues surrounding payment and release of written works.
70
71
72 Other Details
73 =============
74
75 The information contained within the print publication would become available to
76 all-users via the Gentoo webspace approximately 1 month after the shipment of the
77 publication. This allows all information to be freely shared with all users, keeping
78 in line with the spirit of Gentoo.
79
80 Caveats
81 =======
82
83 When money gets involved, some people will cry foul. This GLEP will attempts to
84 address this issue by keeping all transactions open and available for perusal by
85 both developers and users.
86
87 Future
88 ======
89
90 The popularity of subscriptions will dictate the direction that this publication will go.
91
92
93 Backwards Compatibility
94 =======================
95
96 No current policies exist that interfere with this document.
97
98
99 References
100 ==========
101
102 .. [#PHILOSOPHY] http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/philosophy.xml
103
104 .. _Gentoo Store: http://store.gentoo.org
105
106 .. _Metastructure: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/metastructure/index.xml
107
108 Copyright
109 =========
110
111 This document has been placed in the public domain.

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