[Bf-docboard] Blender Proceedings
Juan Dario Rodas M.
jdrodas at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 21 22:08:34 CEST 2010
Se me olvidaba! so sorry!!!
Record the Blender Conference and produce a DVD/BlueRay set; pack in pdf documents with the presentation notes of the conference or workshop. Call this "Blender Conference Proceedings" and sell it through te Blender Shop.
I think we're long overdue with this. We should have a memory of this events like Siggraph does.
--- On Thu, 10/21/10, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> From: Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org>
> Subject: [Bf-docboard] Blender Proceedings
> To: bf-docboard at blender.org
> Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 11:32 AM
> Hi docboard,
> This is on my agenda for a long time, but there's been too
> many other
> Luckily I am getting more free time now. :)
> Here's an idea I have to get public funding via our
> community to
> increase the quantity and quality of documentation
> "Blender Proceedings"
> - Magazine style and size, full color
> - 80 pages, 130 grs paper, 200 grs cover
> - Regular issues, like 4 x per year
> - Contents available in wiki.blender.org compatible
> formatting and
> - Printed versions being sold online, pdf freely
> Topics for a Proceedings issue can depend on anything we
> worth investing time in. Especially it can become a means
> for our
> active documenters (and new writers) to spend considerable
> time on a
> documentation project while getting a fee paid for it. I
> also consider
> to invite developers to participate in this, to get good
> technical docs.
> In many cases a Proceedings can be filled by multiple
> authors, they
> then just share the fees. An editor (and reviewer) should
> be found as
> well, who can get a mentoring fee.
> The name "Proceedings" has been picked to not present this
> as manual
> or tutorials, but to always strive for reflecting current
> or important missing docs for Blender. Issues can also be a
> report on
> activities such as the Sintel Open Movie project, or the
> full report
> on all presentations at the Blender Conference.
> To make issues somewhat attractive, artwork or galleries
> can be
> included as well.
> - printing costs 4000 euro (1000 copies)
> - writer fixed fee: 3000 euro
> - mentor fixed fee: 500 euro
> - DTP design: 2400 euro
> With a sales price of 19 euro, it will need to sell a
> little over 500
> to get return of costs. My estimate is we can sell maybe a
> provided it's well designed and attractive. Profits then
> goes to
> financing the next issue. The better it works, the more
> After doing a first issue, we can also evaluate it, and
> offer a
> subscription model to pre-finance it all (4 issues for 60
> Start shooting crits! :)
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