If you want to get involved here are some of the projects we would like the community to maintain:
mintMag is a monthly magazine about Linux Mint and Linux in general. It comes as a PDF and was published only once in the past. You can find issue 001 of mintMag here:
And the Scribus source for it here:
We need people to:
- take responsibility for the project (editor in chief basically)
- write content on a monthly basis (interviews, tutorials, news..etc)
If you're interested in becoming part or leader of the mintMag sub-project don't hesitate to step forward. What you need is good writing skills, curiosity and interest in the project.
The Linux Mint Newsletter
We used to have a weekly newsletter and it used to be published in the wiki:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... Newsletter
This was time-consuming for me and as the distribution grew more and more it became harder to maintain. What we have now is a selection of blogs. Developers use the Linux Mint blog:
And community blogs are gathered on the Linux Mint Planet:
The Weekly Newsletter is still needed though because it summarizes all important events on a weekly basis, it makes it easier for people to know what's going on and it also gives us an increased presence outside of the Mint community (newsletters are used by the medias for instance).
We're looking for somebody to take over the Newsletter, summarize events from the forums, the blog, the planet on a weekly basis, add other content eventually and developer a mailing list as well as the wiki around this new Newsletter.
If you're interested in maintaining the newsletter please step forward. mintMag is all about montly content, this newsletter is all about weekly news.
mintCast is the Linux Mint Podcast. Attempts were made to start this but it failed and nothing was done. We're looking for people to take over this project and create a podcast about Linux Mint and Linux in general.
This can be lead by a single person or by a team. You'll need to be able to record audio and publish the podcast on a regular basis. The format is entirely up to you.
You'll need good communications skills, good leadership (if you're working as a team on this) charisma and an interest in the project.
I don't know if it helps but a format was thought about by the previous team:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... nt_Podcast
So, as you can see these three projects (PDF magazine, Weekly Newsletter, Audio Podcast) are all about communication. They would benefit our distribution greatly and we're looking for people from the community to step forward and take responsibility.
You don't need coding skills for these or even technical knowledge, this is all about communication, interest in Linux and Linux Mint and desire to get involved.
I hope people will come forward and join the team. We've got a wonderful community here, we should have wonderful community podcasts, magazines and newsletters to go with it.