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The first months of 2011

What the first half of the new OSP-year looks like from here:

January
Start with a bang: Monday January 3 all OSPs gather for a Scribus experiment. You'll hear more about once we get there! Antoine from l'École Estienne, Paris joins us for an internship of three months. We have new plans for some kind of OSP-school (writing more project proposals, handing in applications ...). Ludi and Pierre H continue to infuse their students with F/LOSS energy at ERG and La Cambre. Reprint of Openbaar Schrijver available by the end of the month.

February
With the help of a stagiair from the Centre de recherche informatique et droit (CRID) we are continuing work on a license for 3D objects. Special Print Party celebrating the fact that text and images from Trotski, Emma Goldman, Selma Lagerlof, Fitzgerald and Paul Klee have fallen into the public domain in Belgium. Some of us travel to London to work with students from the Communication Art & Design department at the Royal College of Art who want to develop a publication using Scribus.

March
Launching Tot Later, a novel by Ana Claese, designed by OSP. Hopefully Harrisson will be home from the hospital (he's undergoing chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplantation).

April
OSP is travelling to Vietnam :-) We are still looking for part of the funding so not sure how many of us will be able to make the trip. Presentations, workshops and work with Vietnamese designers on a font and a publication planned. All of this the outcome of meeting Hong Phuc Dang at LGM 2010.

May
May is LGM month! Two OSP-representatives travel to Montréal from May 10-13 to participate in the 6th Libre Graphics Meeting, something we look much forward to. This year's edition will be extra exciting with so many new developments going on (Libre Graphics Magazine, Scribus Reloaded, many new participants joining).