The first stable version (1.0.0) of the
Linux Brochure Project
an application that is used for the generation of Brochures,
has been announced
Our overall goal is simple; document essential Linux information on the two sides of a single letter-sized sheet of paper which is Z-folded into six mini-pages of a brochure that LUGs and other Linux organizations can use for publicity. The LBP data and scripts required to build the brochure are released under the GPL which means the information collected and organized here cannot be hijacked by proprietary interests.
by a small group of developers working with the
Victoria Linux Users Group (VLUG). The group needed to build and
maintain a Linux Information Brochure, and decided to package and
release their efforts.
The LBP is composed of a collection of existing open-source packages:
"The software consists of LaTeX
and pdfLaTeX scripts; Sketch input files; and a Makefile to keep the
brochure build organized."
project documentation also mentions the use of
ps2eps, pstops from the ps-utils package, and montage from the
ImageMagick suite. In other words, LBP is an example of a solution to
a specific task that is built from a collection of general purpose
example brochures exist, more are apparently on the way.
The Linux Brochure Project has been released under the GPL,
the code is available
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