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27 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">18</td>
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29 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Gentoo Bimonthly Publication</td>
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31 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
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33 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0018.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/11/11 21:39:22</a></td>
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35 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Caleb Tennis &lt;caleb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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37 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">deferred</td>
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39 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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41 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
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43 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">21-Nov-2003</td>
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45 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">24-Nov-2003</td>
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50 <div class="contents topic">
51 <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
52 <ul class="simple">
53 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id6" name="id6">Abstract</a></li>
54 <li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id7" name="id7">Status</a></li>
55 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id8" name="id8">Motivation</a></li>
56 <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id9" name="id9">Rationale</a></li>
57 <li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id10" name="id10">Implementation</a></li>
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#other-details" id="id11" name="id11">Other Details</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#caveats" id="id12" name="id12">Caveats</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#future" id="id13" name="id13">Future</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id14" name="id14">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
62 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id15" name="id15">References</a></li>
63 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id16" name="id16">Copyright</a></li>
64 </ul>
65 </div>
66 <div class="section">
67 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
68 <p>As Gentoo becomes more popular, providing good, official information regarding
69 the project becomes more important. This GLEP attempts to present the need and
70 suggested logistics for handling a print Gentoo publication.</p>
71 </div>
72 <div class="section">
73 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
74 <p>Timed out</p>
75 </div>
76 <div class="section">
77 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78 <p>Users have flocked to Gentoo because it provides them with what they want. <a class="footnote-reference" href="#philosophy" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>
79 Many Gentoo sub-projects are the direct result of filling a niche.</p>
80 <p>The <a class="reference" href="http://store.gentoo.org">Gentoo Store</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[2]</a> gives users the ability to purchase Gentoo related products, both
81 providing.</p>
82 <p>This GLEP attempts to fill another niche - providing information to users that would like
83 insightful information in print form.</p>
84 </div>
85 <div class="section">
86 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
87 <p><em>Premium Content</em> is a buzzword that many companies, particular those strategized around
88 open source, are marketing. Providing premium content such as this to Gentoo users is another
89 way of adding value to the Gentoo brand and revenue to the project.</p>
90 </div>
91 <div class="section">
92 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="implementation" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
93 <ul class="simple">
94 <li>Formation of the Gentoo Publication Team. This is a small entity of developers (3) that
95 are responsible for the bi-monthly deployment of the publication. An <em>example</em> of some
96 suggested guidelines are as follows:<ul>
97 <li>Each release will be 8 (eight) pages, front and back.</li>
98 <li>The publication will be shipped on the last day of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov</li>
99 <li>The deadline for article submission will be on the last day of the month prior
100 to the date of publication</li>
101 </ul>
102 </li>
103 <li>The editorial team is responsible for the content and delivery schedule requirements
104 of the publication.</li>
105 <li>A billable amount for the publication must be decided upon. The billing will be handled
106 through the Gentoo Store.</li>
107 <li>The revenue generated by the publication will be divided up in a fair proportion to the following
108 groups:<ul>
109 <li>The physical expenses of the publication</li>
110 <li>The editorial staff</li>
111 <li>Authors of contributed articles</li>
112 <li>The Gentoo Store</li>
113 <li>A developer fund, to be handled by the <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/metastructure/index.xml">Metastructure</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id4" id="id5" name="id5">[3]</a> project.</li>
114 </ul>
115 </li>
116 <li>All authors and editors will need to have a contract on file with Gentoo to handle proper
117 legal issues surrounding payment and release of written works.</li>
118 </ul>
119 </div>
120 <div class="section">
121 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" id="other-details" name="other-details">Other Details</a></h1>
122 <p>The information contained within the print publication would become available to
123 all-users via the Gentoo webspace approximately 1 month after the shipment of the
124 publication. This allows all information to be freely shared with all users, keeping
125 in line with the spirit of Gentoo.</p>
126 </div>
127 <div class="section">
128 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id12" id="caveats" name="caveats">Caveats</a></h1>
129 <p>When money gets involved, some people will cry foul. This GLEP will attempts to
130 address this issue by keeping all transactions open and available for perusal by
131 both developers and users.</p>
132 </div>
133 <div class="section">
134 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id13" id="future" name="future">Future</a></h1>
135 <p>The popularity of subscriptions will dictate the direction that this publication will go.</p>
136 </div>
137 <div class="section">
138 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id14" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
139 <p>No current policies exist that interfere with this document.</p>
140 </div>
141 <div class="section">
142 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id15" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
143 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="philosophy" rules="none">
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146 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="philosophy">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/philosophy.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/philosophy.xml</a></td></tr>
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152 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://store.gentoo.org">http://store.gentoo.org</a></td></tr>
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158 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id5" name="id4">[3]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/metastructure/index.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/metastructure/index.xml</a></td></tr>
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163 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id16" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
164 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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