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Index of the new English Mandriva Communities magazine
First issue's editorial, some ideas for it.
The magazine and the English community
Introduction should be one or two small paragraphs.
The current situation
Describe the problems within the community and Mandriva and show the different points of view, mention the posts.
- Try to get an official statement which can be inserted
Magnum: A Crazy Project!
Explain the aim of the magazine in detail.
-Something for everyone.
What's planned for the future of the magazine?
So, what is this Open Source stuff all about, anyway?
Free as in beer?
Events, current and up and coming
Click 'n Backup
What exactly is Click 'n Backup? Describe it in detail.
Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
Describe MES5, and how it makes a great solution. Present the product in detail, show main highlights of MES5, etc...
Mandriva Linux Assembly Group (MUG)
Check other sites for tidbits about Mandriva
Finally, a bit of news about Mandriva's Engineering Director
It seems Anne Nicolas, Mandriva's Engineering Director, has had a recent addition to her family, Arthur, who was born in September, according to a post she made on the English forum. According to her post:
"PS: As a personal point, I did my own "release" in september, a little boy called Arthur . He is already fond of RJ45 cable and keyboards. I'm pretty sure he will be soon a user of Gcompris on Mandriva Linux"
This is wonderful news, and we certainly wish Mother and Child well! :)
From our International Friends
This will be articles contributed by the International magazines, which will aid in bringing everyone together. These will be maybe an article they're contributing from their release, or, maybe, something they'd just like to contribute on their own. We certainly thank them for this! :-)
This section can go elsewhere in the magazine, possibly after the editorial, but this still remains to be determined.
Explain about the different editions of Mandriva; One, Free, and Powerpack, and about their differences.
Also, some very basic how-tos; if someone who is new posts at the forum a question other than the regular "how do I install software"-type questions, write about it here.
There is always space for you to write in and contribute to the Mandriva Wiki, and we highly encourage you to do so! If you need help with the Wiki, or if there is anything we can do to help you contribute to the Wiki, please feel free to email us! Otherwise, go ahead and login above, and go with the flow of where Mandriva Linux takes you! There is no reward like helping others to achieve, and sharing your knowledge!
Credits, Sources, et. al
Last page of the magazine. it should be stated that anyone can write for the magazine and that there is space for everyone. People can send e-mails to tell what they think of the magazine or about the distribution itself. There should also be on this page, a call for contributions and help. People must feel compelled to help and are encouraged to participate. Finally, credits, licences, and what programs and images were used. And sources! Let's not forget sources! :)
|TBA||The magazine will be named when the polls for it have run.|
|Article submissions due date TBA||Daax, Mark_1830, goom, VenGanZa, wobo, Gelsenbridge, xirconuk, Skiper. Would like something from tarakbumba, Alfred2, Jeinner Campos, PapaJaac, manuelL if they'd like, and anyone else who would like to contribute. :)|
|TBA||Proofreading & illustration research|
|TBA||Article and design integration in the magazine (Learn Scribus)|
|August 21, 2009||Prepare announcement for magazine release|
|Sept. 12, 2009||Final Release date|