[CREATE] LG magazine #1::∞
bollecs at sollec.org
Fri Sep 3 04:53:55 PDT 2010
On 09/03/2010 12:11 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> ok, that the editorial group composed by the three persons who have
> signed the mail i'm answering to is already working on a plan fror the
The 3 of us came forward when the will to go on with the LGMag project
started at LGM was expressed. No one seemed to object to this so far, so
it's reasonable to assume a tacit acceptance that the magazine would go
forward and that we would come up with a plan.
A manifesto was posted on the list -- again, with no objections or any
other reply. So we moved forward. The plan sent by ginger is something
that we've been working on for a while.
I think, given the discussions already had, that it would be expected
that efforts are already underway for issue #1. I don't understand the
surprise towards the fact that people are working on this.
> a PDF issue of the LGMag at froscamp (which has been announced as a
> possibility one month ago) is not welcome and won't happen.
You've put this forward before and everyone who replied stated their
support, myself included. I posted a question regarding how to address
one-off efforts and their connection to LGMag:
and got no answer, and still don't know what's the position on this.
I seriously cannot understand how one can reach the conclusion that the
Froscamp idea is not welcome. If it won't happen, it's a pity. But i'm a
bit startled at the suggestion that there are efforts to undermine your
initiative when, frankly, i can't see them.
>> one of the answer was that the next mag should come out in august.
>> While our proposed schedule does specify for an August edition of the
>> magazine in future, we didn't want to sprint our first numbered issue
>> the way we did on 0.
>> ginger has created a wiki page
>> http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/Libre_Graphics_Magazine, on
>> the wiki page that Jon started a couple days ago. We'll be
>> posting more as we discuss, with some kind of concrete plan
>> bug that page has not (afaik) lead to an issue of the magazine.
>> and no magazine has been created in august.
>> The wiki states that the first numbered issue, 1.1 will come out in
>> November (with the theme First Encounters/Taking Flight), just in time
>> for it to be present at a number of different events (including
>> FOSSASIA, HTMlles in Montreal, where I'll be distributing copies, and
>> others). That means so far, we're on schedule.
>> For avoidance of doubt, an outline of the production cycle on which
>> we're working is below.
>> Production Cycle
>> Each issue of the magazine is produced on a twelve week production
>> cycle. The weeks are occupied as follows:
>> Editorial team decides on a theme and writes a theming document which
>> eventually becomes both a call for submissions and the Letter from the
>> Editor for that issue.
>> Regular columnists are informed of the theme and invited to begin
>> working on briefs for their columns, which are due week four. The
>> columns themselves are due later.
>> A brainstorming session is held to discuss what the major feature(s)
>> for the issue will be (if the theme has not already made that evident)
>> and who should be interviewed or profiled. Specific contributors are
>> sought to complete these pieces.
>> week 3:
>> A call for submissions, detailing the theme of the issue, is sent out
>> across various lists. Deadline for submissions is week 7, after which
>> the editorial team will work with potential contributors to improve
>> their content, if necessary.
>> Briefs from columnists are due. The editorial team reads and discusses
>> the briefs, providing feedback to columnists. On approval, the
>> columnists are asked to write their proposed columns, within their
>> normal word count. The columns are due week 8.
>> With columns, features and profiles decided and underway, sponsors are
>> sought for the issue.
>> The creative team, if they have not begun already, solidify the look
>> of the issue, which is in line with but not slave to the normal style
>> of the magazine. They then present their vision to the rest of the
>> editorial team for discussion.
>> With all submissions in, the editorial team review them and choose
>> which to pursue for the current issue. With this decision in hand,
>> they inform submittors of the outcome and begin working to help revise
>> (as necessary) the accepted submissions. (NOTE: Necessarily, as the
>> magazine progresses in its life, the means of getting articles and art
>> will necessarily change. There will still be open calls, but perhaps
>> not as high a percentage of content will need to be filled through
>> those calls, as a large stable of contributors builds up. This could
>> lead to other exciting uses of the open call format such as the
>> student design, photography, type, etc. annuals that many design
>> magazines put out.)
>> Columns are in. They pass through the editorial process, so that all
>> revisions may be finished and the columns completely ready by week 9.
>> All columns, articles, features, profiles and art should have passed
>> through the editorial process and be ready. The editorial team
>> discusses the structure and flow of the issue. All content is handed
>> over to the creative team so that layout may begin.
>> Layout of magazine is finished. Editorial team goes over the complete
>> product one last time to look for any surviving errors. With this
>> done, the magazine is sent to the printers, wherever they may be and
>> however the distributed printing process works.
>> The magazine is printed and ready for distribution. The core team has
>> one week to relax before the next production cycle begins.
>> Ana Carvalho
>> ginger coons
>> Ricardo Lafuente
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