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One page a month - an incubator for GLM?

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ariadacapo's picture
Joined: 2006-07-13

Hello everyone, here is another idea for GNU/Linux Matters.

We are currently focusing on three things: enabling the development of translations (Pootle/Polyglota), spreading the word about GLM (mostly conferences), and trying to improve the popularity of our websites. I believe these are the right priorities.

The result, however, is that we don't release a lot of new content. We still have plenty of ideas though, so here is the deal: why not start an "incubator" where we would release one website or one page per month?
These are some of the projects swimming in our pool, waiting only to be worked upon:

  • An FAQ page for, as suggested by tbuitenh
  • A 1-page site explaining why not to use MS Word files, keeping Stallman's ideas but making the lot more attractive
  • Explain free software in 1 page to 10-years-old, in their language
  • Develop, putting Gustavo's idea into a single-page site
  • Play on the Microsoft "genuine" marketing concept, explaining that free software is in fact more genuine

We could write the contents collectively on a wiki, with a 1-month deadline to motivate ourselves. I find this works well with me (almost all of the websites/pages I wrote were done on the basis of a self-imposed deadline). Heck, releasing 12 projects like this in 2008, in addition to our main activities, would be pretty cool!

So, step forward if you are willing to participate in such a thing. We'll provide the wiki, a domain name and hosting, and I'll participate as much as I can. Your help will allow us to bring these projects to life, instead of otherwise letting them aside because we have bigger priorities.



Bjwebb's picture
Joined: 2007-03-01
Yeah, sounds good. I'd like

Yeah, sounds good. I'd like to get involved with some of the writing. I have a 10-year old to act as a guinea pig for the third one Laughing out loud

ariadacapo's picture
Joined: 2006-07-13
work to do

I have forgotten to mention:

  • A "get Jabber" website to explain the importance and relevance of open-protocol IM, as suggested by tbuitenh

At the moment, there are too many things going on and I'd like to focus on translations. However, once this is done (likely in January), I intend to work hard on the above, to avoid my current coulda-shoulda-woulda talk, and getting things done.

Joined: 2006-03-28
I think we should also have

I think we should also have a page about encrypted communication. ;-)

ariadacapo's picture
Joined: 2006-07-13
sure, let's add that to the

sure, let's add that to the list. =)

It's likely we'll open a bug tracker for all of these GLM-wide projects (we have one now but it's not public).

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