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Re: Opening Up Linux Journal and O'Reilly

Author:Howard Fore
Posted:8/26/1999; 11:54:58 AM
Topic:Opening Up Linux Journal and O'Reilly
Msg #:9973 (In response to 9840)
Prev/Next:9972 / 9974

In order to understand it, I want to try to apply the principles of open source to an industry I'm not at all invested in, print journalism. Where better to start than with a beloved icon of the Linux world, one that is very closed, and very much needs a clue.

Could you elaborate on this position? What's wrong with LJ? Do they not take input from non-LJ people on article topics? Do they not have Letters to the Editor?

Their website seems to have their content online. Does it not?

How would an Open Source magazine work? I can't imagine any differences in the way it would work. You'd need the same writer-editor hierarchies in order to preserve the credibility of the publication. Direct reader-writer/editor interaction comes in the method of letters/email.

Maybe I'm missing something...


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