Newspaper Tries Open Source For A Day

“The Saratogian” used a mixture of Scribus, Google Docs to put out their newspaper on Independence Day as a gesture of support for the Free Software movement. The paper went out and looked good, leading one to wonder what they could do if they adopted this approach permanently and took advantages of the freedoms of Open Source to customise it. Quoting from their site:

So why did we do it? Crazy? Maybe. Tired? Definitely. Proud? You bet.

The free software experiment is part of the Ben Franklin Project of the Journal Register Company, which owns The Saratogian, 17 other dailies and a slew of weeklies and has been expanding its online presence with a content-driven, digital-first mentality that reflects where the world of communication is today and where it’s headed.

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