December 7, 2009, 12:00 am
Some congratulations are in order -- openSUSE Weekly News has topped 100 issues!
A newsletter is very vital for any community project, and the openSUSE Weekly News has been providing a very valuable service for the openSUSE Project since November 19, 2007. The first issue was put out by Francis Giannaros, who got the ball rolling, and it's been sustained by a cast of thousands since. OK, maybe not thousands, but several very committed openSUSE contributors who have kept up the weekly pace with only a couple of weeks missed since the inaugural issue.
It's not easy to sustain something like this as a community effort, but quite a few openSUSE contributors have stepped up and kept it rolling for more than two years.
This is no trivial feat. These folks spend quite a lot of time scouring the Web for info about openSUSE and working together as a team to create the newsletter and all the translations every single week. The openSUSE Weekly News is typically available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Italian, Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Swedish. (And, of course, additional translations are always welcome!)
Many "weekly" newsletters fail to hit the weekly or even monthly deadline. But the oWN team has kept it rolling along, and offered continued improvements.
So thanks for the last 100 issues -- and here's to the next 100!