[linux-audio-announce] The AGNULA project calls for help: newsletter editors needed

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[Sorry for cross-posting. Feel free to forward around]

Florence, 29 May 2004

+++ THE AGNULA PROJECT CALLS FOR HELP: NEWSLETTER EDITORS NEEDED

The AGNULA project is in dire need of a fresh and motivated team of
editors for its newsletter [0] (which has long been silent for lack of
manpower). If you are not a developer or a packager, this is your
chance to contribute to our common goal - spreading Libre Software in
the professional audio field.

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The AGNULA project is in dire need of a fresh and motivated team of
editors for its newsletter [0] (which has long been silent for lack of
manpower). If you are not a developer or a packager, this is your
chance to contribute to our common goal - spreading Libre Software in
the professional audio field.

Starting from November 2003, the AGNULA Newsletter has collected all
the major news around the world regarding:

- new Libre Software projects focused on audio/video (synthesis,
editing, midi, digital signal processing, recording, etc);

- new releases of existing Libre Software projects focused on
audio/video (same as above);

- events, workshops, meetings devoted to audio/video in which Libre
Software plays a significant role;

- new audio/video projects (or news about existing project) not
directly related to software, which help spreading the concept and
the practice of Libre Knowledge;

In the last weeks, however, the AGNULA Newsletter has stopeed - we
basically don't have the manpower to take care of it anymore.

Now it's your chance to step forward!

Applicants should:

- be well aware that this is a volunteer position. We are not able to
pay anyone for working on our newsletter right now; [1]

- be fluent in english, the language our newsletter is written in;

- have good writing skills. Although the bulk of the work is simply
collecting news that get sent to a dedicated mailing list (more on
this below) being able to rephrase a piece of news is absolutely
necessary in order to provide a readable newsletter;

- know the Free Software audio world reasonably well (you don't need
to be a senior developer, but knowing on which sites to look for
information or whom to ask is a definitive plus and will make your
job much easier);

- be able to use e-mail and CVS;

How does the preparation of the AGNULA newsletter work?

People send news they think are noteworthy to the

newsletter-collect@lists.agnula.org
http://lists.agnula.org/mailman/listinfo/newsletter

mailing list. Newsletter editors should be subscribed to it in order
to have the rough material which can be later inserted into the
newsletter.

We have created an `ad hoc' GForge project for our newsletter:

http://devel.agnula.org/projects/newsletter

and, accordingly, a dedicated CVS repository:

http://devel.agnula.org/scm/?group_id=18

If you want to become an editor for the AGNULA newsletter, you should
register on our development portal:

http://devel.agnula.org/account/register.php

and ask Andrea Glorioso to be inserted into the
"newsletter" project. From now onwards, you will be able to use the
CVS repository, where the newsletter past issues and the issue being
prepared are kept.

Once the newsletter is ready, it can be sent to the

newsletter-dist@lists.agnula.org
http:/lists.agnula.org/mailman/listinfo/newsletter-dist

mailing list, though which it will be distributed to (currently) more
than 100 subscribers.

Until we could, we tried to make weekly releases of the newsletter.
This is not a hard requirement - it's a volunteer task, after all -
but it would be fantastic if we managed to keep everything at this
pace.

If you think you are the right person for the job, don't hesitate
writing us at:

users@lists.agnula.org

So that all our community can discuss about your ideas and how you
want to proceed.

Don't hesitate to write us even though somebody else already did: our
goal is to create a medium-sized pool of volunteers able to handle the
AGNULA newsletter. We perfectly understands that more often than not
"real life" takes precedence over what we would like to do, but we'd
like nonetheless to provide the AGNULA project with a continuos
support as far as the newsletter goes.

Thank you for your time reading this, and thank you in advance for all
the help you will be able to give.

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About AGNULA: Agnula (acronym for A GNU/Linux Audio distribution,
pronounced with a strong g) is the name of a project funded until
April 2004 by the European Commission (number of contract:
IST-2001-34879; key action IV.3.3, Free Software: towards the critical
mass). After the end of the funded period, AGNULA is continuing as a
volunteer based project, aiming to spread Libre Software in the
professional audio/video arena.

Best regards,

--
The AGNULA Team info@agnula.org
Our mailing lists: http://lists.agnula.org/
Our web site: http://www.agnula.org/
"There's no free expression without control on the tools you use"

[0] http://www.agnula.org/documentation/newsletter

[1] As you might know, we are working on finding new sources of
funding for the AGNULA project. Once we have a formal structure in
place which can decide on the allocation of money, and once we have
the money :), we could possibly be in a position to pay our newsletter
editors. Of course, we can't do any promise at the moment.

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