Wednesday, June 01, 2005

MyOSS Magazine #2 is out today!


A new month, and Ow Mun Heng has done it again! The dude has managed to rally up numerous contributors to his online Malaysian Open Source Software Magazine (MyOSS Mag). Ive just eyeballed it and it looks good, the articles include Power Management with ACPI, OpenOffic dev, RMS's Free as in Freedom book review and more. And they didnt scrimp on details; all the articles seem quite indepth and well researched.

Go visit the website and pick up the copy here:
MyOSS Magazine Edition 2 - Oh My Gosh! It's Edition 2

But I wish that the mag is actually online, with the pages browsable, instead of it being stuck in a PDF file...

Oh yes, check out the OSS propaganda scattered within the pages, its quite humourous!

7 lewsers:

lotso said...

Dude.. Thanks for your comments and there are dudes who came from your post.

But I do have a few nitpick, This isn't "his" magazine. It's "our" magazine. "Our" as in the OSS Community.

If you're willing to help with the layout and putting the HTMLs into the site, by all means.

But as of now, being stucked in a PDF is _the_ way to go for us.

BTW, dude, when are you gonna start contributing?

Yoon Kit said...

> This isn't "his" magazine. It's "our" magazine.

Hey, Ive got to give credit where credit is due, and you are doing a great job in putting the Mag together...

> If you're willing to help with the layout
> and putting the HTMLs into the site,
> by all means.

Sure, does the website have an area to post the html?

> BTW, dude, when are you gonna start contributing?

Heh... Ill have a think about this, dont know if I have much to contribute. Will keep you posted of course.

yk.

obiwan said...

YK, you could write an article on Mono (pitfalls in writing cross-platform C# code)

lotso said...

Thanks but without the contributors there'll be no magazine!

Yes it does, do you mean you'll help me transcribe the RAW pdf into HTML along with all the links and Graphics?

It's not simple work since right now, the publishing method I use is Scribus and not LaTex.

Dude.. Don't think. Just Do it. Besides, there's no such thing as nothing to contribute. Just like obiwan mentioned, write about mono then.

You can write about anything Open Source under the sun. Your imagination is the limit!

Do it now. Do it Today. Start Now!

Deadlines are 20th of each month.

Let me hear good news rather than the plain old, "I don't have Time" or "I have nothing to contribute" etc. (you get the picture)

Yoon Kit said...

> you could write an article on Mono
> (pitfalls in writing cross-platform C# code)

Well, there werent actually any pitfalls so far... just that bug which was fixed a few days ago.

> Do it now. Do it Today. Start Now!

My gosh, you sound like you're shaping up to be a very efficient editor.

Will see what I can do.

yk.

lotso said...

It's not that I'm efficient, It's that I found procrastination to be _bad_ and I don't want it to rear it's ugly head.

Fixed the bug in mono? Good. We like to hear about it. If you've used .NET (r) before, even cooler that you can do a comparison and rants/raves.

Yoon Kit said...

> Fixed the bug in mono? Good.
> We like to hear about it.

Well, the bug report was just a bug report. nothing spectacular about it. neither was the bug itself... it was just nice that the OSS dev process worked (eventually)...

> If you've used .NET (r) before,
> even cooler that you can do
> a comparison and rants/raves.

I see.. this is probably something I could do, one of the reasons why Im learning c# is because of mono / dotGNU. Something to get away from the proprietary knowledge in Delphi. :)

yk.