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What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:19 pm

Dear all,

I was just talking to one of the admins of linuxmao.org (a French site dedicated to making music with Linux) and they publish an editorial every month with all news, updates etc. of the month before. Is it an idea to do a similar editorial over here on LinuxMusicians.com? If so, what would be the best place, the forum or the wiki? There's simply a lot happening and maybe it's a good idea to keep track of that with the help of editorials. What are your thoughts?

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:50 am

Silence is golden? If so I'll start an editorial from the beginning of next month and put it up on the Wiki.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby Chipfryer » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:08 pm

Don't lose heart Auto.
The Internet is dreadfully quiet of late, no idea why either? I think a lot of people would be interested in this, me included but at the moment I wouldn't spend hours over it you might end up hitting your head against a wall. :(

AutoStatic wrote:Silence is golden? If so I'll start an editorial from the beginning of next month and put it up on the Wiki.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby raboof » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:34 pm

A 'LinuxMusicians Monthly Round-Up' would be interesting for sure.

Because it would be mainly about 'current events', it would make sense to put it on some blog instead of the wiki, and have it come up at http://planet.linuxmusicians.org , too.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby nathan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:32 pm

IMHO, the wiki is probably not the very best place for it--love the idea though. You could start your own blog, and I'm sure we could add it to the planet. Or, you could post in the forums.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:47 pm

Thanks for the replies guys! I'll see what I can do blogwise.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby MattKingUSA » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:17 pm

You should translate their editorial into enlgish and then say it's yours! :) Just kidding.
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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:08 am

MattKingUSA wrote:You should translate their editorial into enlgish and then say it's yours! :) Just kidding.
Why not? Their editorials are awesome and they wouldn't mind if I would translate them and mention who the original author is. But personally, I think translating would cost me more time than writing something myself.

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby MattKingUSA » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:13 pm

AutoStatic wrote:
MattKingUSA wrote:You should translate their editorial into enlgish and then say it's yours! :) Just kidding.
Why not? Their editorials are awesome and they wouldn't mind if I would translate them and mention who the original author is. But personally, I think translating would cost me more time than writing something myself.


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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby pianolivier » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:44 pm

Hi all !

I am the french bastard responsible for the current editorial on linuxMAO.org.
As Chipfryer said, that work is mainly about hitting your head against the wall, so the best thing to do in such situation is to do it with other people simultaneously, so the wall seems softer, and you feel less of an idiot. :wink:
Therefore I advise you to adopt the wiki way instead of relying on poor AutoStatic who will soon turn crazy because of his multiple involvements on every website about computer-music his way crosses.

You are welcome to copy our stuff, as long as you make it clear it comes from us, as everything is licensed under CC-BY-SA (MattKingUSA, i'll be watching you ! :P )
But this would be kind of stupid, our editorial is mainly allready a translation from LAA posts and other changelogs in english.
A better thing to do would be to copy the list of new releases, and also do research on your side, so we could exchange informations before publication.

anyway, do as you wish, I am happy you like the idee, it's a great one.

keep up the good work here !

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby pianolivier » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:12 pm

one more thing :

I know you don't want to link us because we speak like frogs, but I made a point having the editorials being usable for english speaking readers.
You can visit it, skip the first blah-blah and jump directly to the list of new releases.
It it sorted by date, and each software release detail contain a link to the original announce or changelog in your language.

have a look on the last one : http://www.linuxmao.org/tikiwiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=208

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:45 pm

I've set up a blog and hopefully I can draw up an editorial before the end of the month: http://146.50.71.8/linuxmusicians/index.php

Would it be possible to have blog.linuxmusicians.com point to this blog by the time I might have an editorial ready? Thanks!

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby nathan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:56 am

Why don't we just add the feed to the planet?

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby autostatic » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 am

Hi Nathan, that would be cool too. I'll contact raboof whenever I have something ready (he's the Planet feed guy right?).

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Re: What about an editorial?

Postby nathan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm

Raboof's the Planet Guy :)


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