[scribus] Introducing: Scribus Templates

David Burden davidgburden at outlook.com
Thu May 17 18:40:46 UTC 2018

Um just out of interest I am a graphic designer and interested by templates in Scribus!

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From: ZASKE Martin <zm at revue-gugu.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:26:13 AM
To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
Subject: Re: [scribus] Introducing: Scribus Templates

Dear Norbert,

thank you for your initiative and for sharing here. I had a look at your
site and first impression is nice.

Our project will probably never use any template, as our stuff and our
readers are in a very-not-mainstream niche. Still templates can be one
helpful aspect for learning about all the powers of Scribus.

If I ever have time, I will contribute a template plus sample database
to show the awesome Scribus Generator in action.

Now from me one question, one hint and one mild correction:

How do you want the attribution for your template CC licence? I do not
see that it would make our posters any prettier, if we had to print an
attribution "just for the template". Would you accept an attribution and
licence info in the meta-data of any exported PDF-document? And what
about printed documents? Minimum font-size? ... In books and magazines
we are having a dedicated page for "legal matters", but what about
one-page stuff or packaging or WhatsApp serial-proverbs... Have a look
at all the different things created by Scribus on the "success stories"
web-pages and write some practical ideas how the attribution could be
correct but not deface the products.
        Maybe you could offer your contributors the option to tick "public
domain" and thereby free the end-user from licence and attribution
hassle? I love that at Openclipart.org and at Pixabay.com (both as a
user and as a humble contributor).

I have been here for several years and I have never seen or heard the
core Scribus developers ask for any money. As you are pointing out
rightly, there are always costs... So they must have some sweet secret,
maybe an oil-well or whatever. Just to give you that context and let you
decide how much you want to shout.

Lastly, I propose your slogan should be "Let's make Scribus more sexy!"
because - as far as any computer tool can be - Scribus is rather hot

All the best for your project; I love all the good stuff and the sharing
coming to this list.


On 16.05.2018 08:59, Norbert from Scribus Templates wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Norbert and I'm from France. If you're anything like me, the
> first thing you did when trying out Scribus for the first time was to look
> for templates. And. Well... You didn't find any. That is, not much more
> than those bundled with the software.
> I'd like to change that.
> I started releasing free user friendly templates in April 2018 on
> scribus-templates.net - yes, I creatively called the project Scribus
> Templates. And I'm planning to release more of them every week. Read all
> about my crazy idea on the About page (scribus-templates.net/p/about.html).
> If you're thrilled about this like I am, there are a number of ways in
> which you could be part of it too. If you are an active Scribus user in
> particular, you already have some files that you could convert into
> templates and submit - that is, if you're happy to release them under CC
> BY-SA 4.0 license.
> Scribus Templates is and always will be about free access to knowledge and
> sharing. This project is not commercially driven. However, it has to be
> self-sustainable and this can be achieved with your help. If you believe
> these values are worth defending, consider making a tip (
> tipeee.com/scribus-templates) and passing on this email.
> Subscribe to get new templates every week. Email me if you'd like to
> contribute in any way.
> Spread the word, share the love. Let's make Scribus sexy!
> Norbert
> info at scribus-templates.net
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