David, We have a news roundup of Plone news which appears on plone.org the first of each month called "This Month in Plone." Check it out on the front page of plone.org. It currently includes articles pulled from plone.org news releases, upcoming events, information on upcoming and new software releases, along with interviews and articles which are written specifically for this venue. We also feature new sites which have been rolled out by Plone companies.
We are looking to ramp this up as more of a news/marketing tool for Plone. Adding reviews of products and themes would be an interesting direction to take this, and your reviews would have the advantage of the traffic and visibility which Plone.org provides. I'd be very happy to offer you this forum as a place for your articles. I also invite anyone else on the Evangelism list with ideas for news, Plone websites to feature, events which impact the Plone community, and particularly articles or reviews of interest to our readers to submit them for consideration to plonen...@gmail.com One of the items we'll be working on at next week's Marketing Sprint at the Penn State Symposium is a set of writers' guidelines for the publication. Send us your story ideas or stories so we can share them with the community and the public at large. Mark Mark A Corum User Interface Designer | Online Marketer | Certified ScrumMaster markcorum on AOL, Googletalk, MSN, Skype, Meebo, TokBox, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo; "Light up the darkness." - Bob Marley "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (Who watches the watchmen?) - Juvenales, Satires "No matter where you go ... there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM, David Bain <david.b...@alteroo.com> wrote: > I propose a Plone Magazine (And I'm willing to write the first two > articles). This sounds a bit "out there" but this is how it works. > It would be the online Magazine of the Plone community (think > alistapart.com) but for Plone. > There would be two articles every two weeks by community writers. > > The goal would be primarily to review useful Plone Add-ons and themes. > > Imagine content like this: > "In this issue We review the "Green Community" Theme and we take the > "CacheSetup" product for a spin." > > At the end of each review each product is rated based on a few things such as: > * uninstalls cleanly > * can be fully configured via site setup configlets > > A theme is assessed with criteria such as: > * theme implemented on the login form > * clean layout for the control panel etc... > > The site could be sponsored by various Plone consultancies and > (similar to World Plone Day), contribution to the site could be > considered as a way to get your logo on the site. > > This could also become the prototype for "copy cat" magazines that > might want to use the same format but address different topics. > _______________________________________________ Evangelism mailing list Evangelism@lists.plone.org http://lists.plone.org/mailman/listinfo/evangelism