[FM Discuss] Announcing Inkscape Book Sprint

adam hyde adam at flossmanuals.net
Thu Jul 3 03:23:34 PDT 2008


I am very happy to announce the FLOSS Manuals/Inkscape Booksprint. The
project is in collaboration with Inkscape and sponsored by Google.

The event will be held in Paris at La Cité des Sciences in Paris from
July 5-12. Participating on site will be:

Cédric Gémy - French documentation writer involved with the Inkscape
Docs team and also author of a wonderful book on Gimp, and Secretary of
the Scribus Foundation

Alexandre Prokoudine - documentation writer from Russia, he has
translated docs for Audacity, Rosegarden, Hydrogen, Inkscape and
Scribus. Also the founder of Open Font Library
(http://www.openfontlibrary.org/) amongst other very interesting

Joshua Facemyer - doc writer from Chicago, involved a lot with the
Inkscape docs team and also a designer

Elisa de Castro Guerra - author of a wonderful Inkscape book (new
edition forthcoming) and manager of the forthcoming French FLOSS

Brianna Laugher - goto person for Wikimedia Commons. Based in Melbourne
and detouring to the Book Sprint on the way to Wikimania 2008

Popolon - patch contributor to Inkscape, and author of Inkscape

Adam Hyde - (me!)

The manual outline has been created :

We will be working in realspace in Paris and living together for for the
week in two shared apartments hired for the duration. 

We start on Saturday July 5th with some discussion and then straight
into the writing. The manual will be written in English and translated
to Russian and French. I will also talk to Ali (co-ordinator of FLOSS
Manuals Farsi) about adding the manual to their repository. 

At the end of the Book Sprint Brianna and I will present the material
during a workshop in Wikimania (Alexandria, Egypt- July 17). 

If you would like to join us during the Book Sprint we will have a irc
channel up for the duration of the sprint and remote collaboration is
welcomed! The channel is on irc.freenode.net, and the channel is

I will post more details of the sprint to the list and on the FM Blog
(http://www.flossmanuals.net/about) once we have started :)

Thanks must go to all the people I mentioned above and to Allen Gunn
(Aspiration Tech) and Leslie Hawthorn (Google) without which this sprint
would not have been possible.


Adam Hyde
FLOSS Manuals

+ 31 6 2808 7108
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