[K12OSN] Would like feedback...

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Sun Nov 27 20:51:20 UTC 2005

Awesome idea Tim!  I too have been mulling the idea around in my head and
would love to help you!  I'd have to learn Scribus, but once that's
done...putting it together should be pretty easy (famous last words). 
Being here in Maine with you...it would be easy for us to collaborate.  I
love Tux Magazine  (www.tuxmag.com) and would love to see something for
educators along the same line.  It's something whose time has come.  Being
an educator...I'd love to be able to spread the word even more and this
would be a great medium for doing so. I'll start practicing my Scribus or
we could simply use OO....what's your pref?

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Fri Nov 25 2005 at 13:44 +0000 wrote:
>Hello all,
>I have been mulling over an idea for a while and would like a little
>feedback. I have been thinking about an open source open source magazine
>for educators. Yes, an open source open source magazine. Basically a
>magazine about open source in education that the community would write
>articles for and expand them. 
>There are a couple of reasons I throw this out now.
>1. There is a wealth of knowledge of lists such as this one, and I
>thought there could be another outlet for the people to let others know
>about open source in education.
>2. I have been impressed with the model that [
>http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ ]Tux Magazine has been using. If you are not
>familiar, it is a PDF based product with a web front. 
>3. Tux Magazine is really geared towards the desktop user. Educators that
>I work with are almost always this or newbier (I just made that word up).
>4. To see if there are enough of you who would be interested in writing
>and article here or a tutorial there. 
>I was thinking about a site that would allow users to download a PDF
>magazine with articles written by a community such as yourself. You know,
>like a newsletter but a little more elaborate. Something that a user
>could download and read on their computer or print out. 
>Here are some questions I have for you?
>What would be some things you would like to see in a magazine of this
>What would some categories be? (ie. opinion, tutorial, etc)?
>Would you be interested in a magazine similar to Tux Magazine?
>Let me know what you think. I would enjoy reading about your ideas and
>Timothy Hart
>K12OSN mailing list
>K12OSN at redhat.com
>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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