[melbourne-pug] Melbourne Community
mauriceling at acm.org
Wed Apr 12 04:21:06 CEST 2006
I'm away from Melbourne for 7 months and will only be back next month,
so I must admit that I've not been following up the happenings.
>To that end, perhaps I could offer to collate and edit some articles
>into an e-magazine, perhaps bringing the first issue into existence
>around June 1? I would be happy to do put such a thing together, and if
>anyone has any articles, cookbook recipes or even simple ideas, please
>feel free to contact me. The existence of a magazine of this kind might
>help people feel a bit more connected? Also, if any of the more
>long-standing members of MPUG would care to contribute an article on the
>history of mpug, or personal accounts, that would be great.
>If people think this is a bad idea, feel free to let me know that, also.
>Crocker's rules are fine by me.
I am largely in favour of this. I feel that in the OSS community, there
is still a substantial lack of documentation and support for getting
materials out into the public.
This Melbourne Python Users' Bulletin (or letters) may be a collection
of published case studies or personal experiences and tutorial-like
articles. From an academic perspective, I believe that at least the
technical contents needs to be correct before "publishing", so even
though it is not a real academic journal, some forms of "technical
peer-reviewing" needs to take place.
I've also just did an initial proposal to Firebird Foundation about
starting a peer-reviewed journal. (Let's talk about this off-list if you
are interested) But I think the administration and moderation are the same.
I can offer my assistance to this e-zine as a form of associate editor
or sort if needed.
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