[scribus] Some good Scribus news from a longtime user

Staffan Melin (Oscillator) staffan.melin at oscillator.se
Tue Sep 3 07:33:12 UTC 2013

Sounds great! Please keep us updated!

Is The Big Issue South Africa available online?

Maybe my resource page Libre Graphics Production
(http://libregraphicsproduction.com/) can be helpful in the

Best regards,


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Dirk Meerkotter <design at bigissue.org.za> wrote:
> Hi all
> I've been a long time Scribus user and use it essentially daily to produce
> a magazine - The Big Issue South Africa. I had the opportunity a month ago
> to talk at the International Network of Street papers conference in Munich
> and my talk was a call for all street papers (122 in 41 countries) to
> switch to Open Source Software and I of course highlighted the importance
> of Scribus and sang its praises.
> The talk was very met with great enthusiasm and I hope that over the coming
> months we'll see more magazines make the shift. To make this an easier
> transition I am in the process of setting up a website with information and
> forums etc. Specifically aimed at the street paper movement, but of course
> relevant far beyond that.
> The street paper movement, with 122 magazines in 41 countries, is a perfect
> setting for mass embrace of Scribus and related programs and I hope I can
> help to encourage that.
> Among the street paper magazines are Big Issue London and many others that
> have entered the mainstream in a big way and will carry the message of Open
> Source far - IF we can encourage them to use it.
> I am also happy to report that my work with Scribus was nominated for Best
> Design award, but it was unfortunately taken by the Norwegian "= Oslo", but
> I think that the mere fact that we were nominated shows that Scribus is
> perfectly capable of holding its own with the best and hopefully next
> year, we can clinch it.
> As part of the website I will showcase the magazine work I do and I
> certainly don't claim it's the best design out there, but will hopefully
> serve as an example to other Scribus users and other designers of the
> options and possibilities.
> Of course, that being said, we all know Scribus has much room for
> improvement, but we are on the right track and if we can get the support
> from the International Network of Street Papers and have an active Scribus
> community in that, we can improve the software to perfection.
> Just wanted to share that
> All the best
> Dirk
> PS. The attached picture is of me talking at the conference. The opening
> picture of the slideshow was about the correlation between the recent NSA
> scandals and the choices we make in the digital age.
> PPS. The slideshow was ironically shown on a Windows machine, but, rest
> assured, my own system is Linux ;-)
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