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Re: Proposal for a PostgreSQL Print Magazine

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Proposal for a PostgreSQL Print Magazine
Date: 2011-03-09 21:34:46
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On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 09:57:46PM +0100, damien clochard wrote:
> Le 09/03/2011 18:49, Susanne Ebrecht a écrit :
> > Damien,
> > 
> > the idea is great - but -
> > 
> > first of all FOSDEM is a community only event. Nothing that smells
> > like company advertising should be shown.
> > 
> 
> I don't understand what you mean... What company ?
> 
> > The second - we are giving talks on FOSDEM and we publish the
> > slides - isn't that already enough?
> > 
> 
> I think a conference talk and a print magazine are two different
> things, it's kinda weird to oppose one to another...
> 
> Actually they are  complementary : i talked to several persons at
> the PG booth during FOSDEM...and most of them didn't attend the
> PostgreSQL track on Sunday.
> 
> My point is : on the PG booth, we have advocacy material for people
> who want to discover PostgreSQL (the leaflet) but we don't have many
> things to give away to already-convinced-users.

Interesting!

> Most of the time, these users are happy with Postgres, they just
> want to know "what's up in the community" but they don't have time
> to follow the planet or hang on IRC... A paper mag could be a nice
> way to keep in touch with them.

In a similar vein, I confess I haven't kept up with the translations
of the PostgreSQL Weekly News.  I know it's translated into German
semi-automatically, but I'm blissfully (OK, maybe not blissfully, but
languidly) unaware of efforts in other common European languages.

> > Are there really so much ppl in France reading print magazines?
> 
> Like i said, the GNU/Linux Magazine France publish an article on
> PostgreSQL in almost every issue... To my knowledge, they print
> 25000 copies per month. There's 6 or 7 other magazines like this
> one...
> 
> You may call us old-fashioned but the paper is still popular in
> France :)

Might you want to include a monthly (or quarterly, or however often
the magazine comes out) summary of the PostgreSQL Weekly News?

Cheers,
David.
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