The issue #00 of PostgreSQL Magazine was a demo and it proved that
there's a public for a regular magazine dedicated to PostgreSQL. The
stats from the pgmag.org website show that the PDF version is the most
popular : we got approx. 4000 readers for the demo issue. Meanwhile the
paper version was warmly welcomed at pgcon and others conferences....
More info here : http://www.pgmag.org/00/feedback
I can't speak for other people involved in this demo issue, but for me
it's been a fun and rewarding experience.
Therefore i'm happy to put the issue #01 on track ! This version will be
keep on with the general layout and structure of the issue #00, but
mmeanwhile many modifications and improvements will be made, based on
the feedback we received over the last months.
Although I did a lot of work by myself for the issue #00, i want to be
clear that PostgreSQL Magazine is intended to be a community driven
project. So if you are interested by this projetct, come on board !
We need Editors, Graphic designers, Reviewers, Translators and of course
writers. Even if you don't a previous experience in the media, you can
help the project in many ways !
I've open a dedicated mailing list for the project so that we don't
flood the psql-advocacy list ;-)
You're all welcome to this list. Even if you're just a reader of the
According to me, here's a basic idea of what the pgmag #01 would look
like : The obvious theme for the issue will be PostgreSQL 9.1 ! This
time i'd like to have 48 pages, with richer content and graphics. I also
plan to publish this in november. I think the magazine could have an
"every-6-month" release policy.
Anyway these are just a few guidelines, any aspect of the magazine can
be discussed and improved. In particular, we need your insights in the
following areas :
* Page Format / Layout / Design
* Number of pages
* who's our "Target Reader" ?
* Copyright & license
* Business model (advertisement ? sponsors ? let readers pay ?)
* Even the name of magazine may change if someone comes with something
If you have something to say on any of these topic or if you have some
time to spend to build a community-driven media or if you want to
participate to the PostgreSQL project in a creative manner, please join us !
And don't forget to follow us on twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/pg_mag
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