CeBIT Open Source Project Lounge -- Scribus

Scribus: Desktop Publishing (DTP) under Linux


Scribus is among the 15 projects that will present their work at CeBIT, offering an professional Desktop Publishing under Linux.

In a nutshell: How would you describe your project in one or two sentences?

Scribus allows for first-class, professional desktop publishing (DTP) under Linux and other free UNIX systems, combining "press-ready" output with new approaches to page layout.

When did the project begin?

The first lines of code were written December 6, 2000. The first official release followed in March 2001.

How many active members does the project have?

The project currently has 12 active members.

How did the project come into being?

Out of the need to have a Linux DTP system. Linux did not have such a thing in the year 2001.

Why should a CeBIT visitor come to your booth?

We want to make clear to the visitor that DTP does not require only a Mac or Windows machine.

Who do you make your software for?

For anyone interested in DTP, as a hobby or professionally.

Where do you see your biggest current challenge?

The text layout system currently gives us the biggest challenge.

If you could hire a full-time project developer now, what problem should he or she be ready to solve?

Text layouts in non-European languages (Arabic, Hindi, etc.).

Under which license is the software currently offered?


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