Count me in to write some articles. Really good idea. Like Full Circle which I read a lot, we would need to have some How-to's, interviews etc.., reviews of software, maybe run through what the updates of the month bring to the distro, a reader's section, possibly even advertising for some of the softwares out there on each page (logo, small captions etc...), links to some good blogs on Linux; Ubuntu and Mint (This is something that people would probably like), small competitions.
The magazine will need to federate Mint users, and give other people a taste of what a great OS Linux Mint is!
Myself, I could look after the section detailing some industry news + write a I would need to liaise with Clem, so that the information he gives in his newsletter (An excellent read that I look forward to every month) could be mirrored on the magazine.
There are some important questions we need to consider before all the "packaging".
We would need to fix up a project team, with a project leader. Make sure we know all the sections that will be there before we even start, thus providing a framework for all the future issues that we will hopefully come up with, and for each section assign a person responsible for making sure it is there before the deadline. If you know any collaborative software like Google docs, that 10 or more people can access to feed updates on progress it would be good.
We might need a section on the forum, or put special headings on the posts so that we can also touch base with the Linux Mint Community.
Who is the leader?
Who would like to participate? Draw up a list, get the contact details etc..
Who would host it? Only 10 might download it, then again maybe a 1000, who knows...
Format? Online websity kinda thing, or PDF downloadable document? Size matters, lets keep it under 4 megs
Would it come out monthly? Every three months?
Content: How would it differ from the Full Circle Magazine? Would we just be writing the same articles or adding some mintyness to the whole thing?
Marketing of the magazine: We need to get it out here on Digg, forums, google SEO, etc...
Proof reading: we should use the services of Dlkcreations for Grsammar, but also (and I believe in freedom of the press), maybe an approval from the Mint team before it goes in the press.
Above all we need a structure to prevent the project from fizzling out!
I think this was a great idea!