Linux Brochure Project (LBP) Version 1.1.0 Released

Sunday, October 19 2003 @ 04:51 AM CST

Contributed by: Barbara

Your organization may be interested in the Linux Brochure Project hosted on SourceForge. This project was developed because the Victoria Linux User Group (VLUG) wanted to produce their brochure using open source tools rather than proprietary ones. We registered it at SourceForge so that any Linux LUG and other advocacy groups could use the software to produce their own brochure. This project has been written up by LWN (http://lwn.net/Articles/51938/).

See below for project details.

Barbara Irwin
Publicity Coordinator, VLUG
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The Linux Brochure Project (LBP) is GPLed data and software which is used to document key Linux information in a standard-size brochure (two sides of a single letter-sized or A4 sheet of paper that is Z-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure).

Four key features of this project make it an excellent advocacy and publicity tool for LUGS and Linux organizations: 1) the project data and software are GPLed; 2) all software tools used to build the LBP brochures are open source; 3) the brochure can be customized to fit individual requirements of LUGs and other Linux organizations; and 4) the software produces an attractive brochure.

Currently there are two versions of the brochure -- a "Linus" version, which features famous quotes from Linus and a VLUG version, which has been adopted as the Victoria Linux Users Group official brochure. We encourage contributions of customized versions of the LBP brochure so ultimately there will be a suite of brochures from around the world. Looking forward to receiving your version! :-)

The first stable version, 1.0.0, was released on October 5, 2003. Version 1.1.0 was released on October 11, 2003 to provide the option of printing the brochure on A4 size paper. This new feature will allow the wider global Linux community full access to this project as well.

For further details see:

LBP Home Page: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/.

Version 1.1.0 Announcement: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/announce_1.1.0.html.

Version 1.0.0 Announcement: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/announce_1.0.0.html.

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