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jlpoole

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Who Are The Members of The Development Team?
« on: June 20, 2012, 06:56:15 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribus  doesn't mention whose brainchild Scribus is.  The attribution for Developers is "The Scribus Team."  Who are the members of the Scribus Team?

Is there some place where the history of Scribus and a profile of their developers is available?

I'd like to learn more about the people behind the code and their history in its development.
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Re: Who Are The Members of The Development Team?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 01:00:17 am »
there is a list of team members and contributors in the about dialog :-)

there are also some interview online, which report parts of the history of scribus (i have the feeling that not all of them are really correct, but you get a feeling of how it got there where it is)
just search for "scribus interview"

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Re: Who Are The Members of The Development Team?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 05:06:07 am »
Thank you.  I did as you suggested and spent a couple of hours and found some interviews.

Have the developers considered having a page which profiles them on the scribus.net site?  I think it would be helpful and might give the project an extra personal dimension.  I'm wondering if I were to make an investment of my time who the people are I'd be dealing with.  I work for a major software company and have come to learn that personalities can make or break a division.  Sounds like many of the developers are doing this as a second calling which is a good thing, in my opinion. 

A sort of meet the people behind the project...  See, for example, http://opengeo.org/about/team/   I think it could only help.

I'd be pleased to take on such a task of writing the copy and assembling a layout if everyone were to buy into the idea.
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Re: Who Are The Members of The Development Team?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 09:42:21 pm »
eh eh...

better information on the website is certainly welcome. there are some many task and so little time at disposal, so the scribus website is not as good as we would want.

about your offer: i'm not sure that we're in need of too much personal publicity, but if it's well done, i don't think that anybody will be against it :-)

the best thing is that you get an account for the wiki and start writing there the page...

i have mentioned your proposition in the dev- mailing list:
http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-dev/2012-June/001634.html

let's see what the reactions are :-)

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