[arch-general] Arch Linux Magazine

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 07:02:45 EST 2009

On Mon 02 Nov 2009 19:26 -0600, Daniel J Griffiths wrote:
> Loui Chang wrote:
> >Hey guys. I'm just curious. What's going on with the magazine?
> >Is there any intent to revive it?
> >
> >I know that I'd look forward to news/forum summaries at least if there
> >isn't time for all the other stuff.
> >
> >Cheers.
> >
> I received the above email from Loui on the 31st and have been
> putting a good deal of thought into the current magazine/newsletter
> situation. As many of you know, Kensai recently moved and got married
> and I recently moved and have been trying to find a job. Shortly
> before receiving this email, Kensai and I had discussed the issue,
> but we didn't come to any real decisions. Hence, I'm sending my
> thoughts to the community and letting you in on the discussion.
> One of the possibilities that was brought up was separating the
> newsletter and magazine, much as it was when I first started AUM. I
> do not believe this is a good course of action due to one of the main
> reasons for the merger: the licensing rights to the Arch name and
> logo. While the magazine did well on its own, I simply can't afford
> to maintain the domain and server for it without help from the
> community, but I can't accept financial contributions for said
> project as long as it is using Arch branding.
> On the other hand, leaving it the way it is is proving difficult. I
> don't know Kensai's current situation, but I'm seeing less and less
> of him online which makes submission of any completed
> magazine/newsletter issues difficult as he is the only one with
> upload rights to the server currently on staff. My situation has
> settled down enough that I am now able to dedicate the time necessary
> to continue production of the magazine/newsletter as I used to. In
> fact, I have a good bit of content ready for the next release,
> whenever that becomes possible.
> I would like to see the magazine/newsletter make a comeback to where
> we were when we left off and then some. I want to see more community
> contributions, writers, I'd like to get the Schwag report back
> (Dusty, that's you if you're still up to it), etc. This is a big
> project that has greatly benefited our community and I hate to see it
> in it's current state. Please let me know what you all think so that
> we can expedite the release of another issue!
> @Kensai: Let me know what your current situation is (I know how being
> a newlywed is, been there a few times now...), and either way, best
> of luck (hopefully your luck is better than my first attempt was).

My solution would be to give you full news editor permissions making you
the defacto editor. If the current editor doesn't come back into the
picture then you can officially be declared Boss of the Magazine.

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