Thursday, July 06, 2006

BabyTux Digest launched, in style ...

We are off the ground finally and the BabyTux Digest is 'officially' in circulation as an e-magazine.

A bunch of people gathered at the 'Commons' Last evening for the launch. The final draft of the digest was presented by Arunan and most of the articles were explained by some of the authors present. Bud and I mentioned a few things about how it all started and future plans for the digest. Hasmin had some interesting ideas on marketing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general, using popular idols as spokespersons. One of the best ideas I have heard in a while, which might work very well, if put to work.

Kudos to all the authors who contributed articles and reviewers for their feedback. We already have around 14 authors ready to submit articles. This means a lot, since the digest is driven by the Sri Lankan FOSS community, voluntarily, with no monetary rewards whatsoever, at the moment.

BabyTux digest is a free publication (Free as in 'Freedom' AND Free as in 'Beer') under the Creative Commons license.

Pics of the event are in Flickr

Download the digest and have a look. A dedicated site will be up shortly.