Ian Weller wrote:
stabus report/slight rant time now -- it looks long but please read
1) Blocking on release forms. I'm assured RH Legal is working on it. In
the meantime if you're willing to take photos of people and have
their contact information so you can hunt them down with a New and
Improved Release Form then there's no reason stopping you; you just
can't upload them to the wiki yet.
I am sorry to say this, but I feel this process is kind of bogus. One
thing we learned from FOSS is that license proliferation is a bad thing
and on the same line of thought, why Release Forms proliferation would
be a good thing? Using the NIH syndrome is not in the FOSS spirit.
Is hard for me to understand what is the problem if I get a generic
release form for "any media and any purpose" and contribute it under
CLA and an accepted license.
2) As far as I'm concerned we'll be using Lightning Source
for publishing. It'll be on-demand, woo. We've yet to make a decision
on whether to print color or grayscale pages, and what page size we
want (I think I'm leaning towards 8.5" square). Any objectors should
reply to this email.
The decision about colors and page size would be in direct relation with
the next point, initial funding.
3) I have no clue how we're getting initial funding. I made some
original contacts with gregdek and spevack but I'm so confused about
it. Somebody who knows what they're talking about with relation to
this (community architecture, etc) please reply to this message or to
Which is the amount of money needed?
I am sure that if we can put together a god looking PDF format of the
book it would be easier to get help with the funding.
4) The original plan of publishing four of these books at the very
seems to be getting... less and less feasible per day. Right now I'm
at the idea of publishing one, 80-page book and selling that. We can
get at least 200 photos in there (more than one per page).
Understanding that we got about 20 or so photos from the wonderful Mo
Duffy at FUDConF11, this will make the target much more feasible.
Count on at least the same amount from various photographers at the Brno
5) We've got a great number of volunteers on our wiki page but
could still use more regional photographers. Keep in mind that if you
own a nice camera (generally a D-SLR) and you might have extra time
we'd absolutely love you to volunteer as a regional photographer.
I think we can count on at least 4 or 5 photographers in EU and a couple
from India, just launch the project...
6) Does anybody know what we do to convert bitmap images to CMYK
I don't have first hand experience with this, but from what I understand
Scribus is all we need - http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Category:HOWTO
7) Are there any currently unanswered questions people have?
nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro
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