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Feature #6857

Write a small booklet presenting Tails

Added by BitingBird over 5 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
03/06/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Promote
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
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Description

It would be great to have some flyer or booklet presenting Tails that could be handed out to people. Lots of the text can probably be taken from the website, but there is still work to organize it.

Exemple: a small leaflet, e.g. double-sided A5, that would give a few hints to explain to a non-technical audience why tools such as Tails are needed, summarize how Tails can help solving issues, and point to our website for installation / usage documentation

booklet.pdf - flyer a5 with tails description (255 KB) muri, 03/15/2016 06:58 PM

booklet-en.pdf - v0.1 en (255 KB) muri, 03/16/2016 06:23 PM

booklet-de.pdf - v0.1 de (184 KB) muri, 03/16/2016 06:23 PM

tails-booklet.zip (347 KB) muri, 07/31/2017 05:14 PM


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #6863: Create slides that present Tails to the general public Confirmed 03/06/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #12257: Add a screenshot to our homepage Confirmed 02/22/2017
Blocked by Tails - Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome Confirmed 07/06/2014

History

#1 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

#2 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by u over 5 years ago

Heya,

do you think that this could be done before the end of the month, in order to distribute this at a conference i won't name here? I'd be glad to help.

#4 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

Well, nobody volunteered yet. I'd be glad to review, but I won't do the work in the incoming weeks.

Cheers!

#5 Updated by u over 5 years ago

Oh, sorry to hear that.

I would be glad to work out a first draft, but i would probably need a lot of review and feedback once this is done.

#6 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to u

I set you as assignee since you voluntered :)

#7 Updated by u over 4 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (u)

#8 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

I pointed the people from Tachtical Tech to this. Let's hope something comes out of it :)

#9 Updated by ArgySan over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to ArgySan

Can I look into this? Seems a shame for it to die off.

#10 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

It's great if you want to work on that, but this one is not dead, there are people thinking about it :)

Maybe finish #8666 before working on this one, I think it's quite a big work.

#11 Updated by muri over 3 years ago

its more a flyer than a booklet, but attached is a rough proposal

#12 Updated by sajolida over 3 years ago

Super cool! Did you do that muri? If so, then feel free to steal this ticket from ArgySan and continue the work.

I think it's simple but very good.

I wonder whether could remove bits of text and make it more visual. I'm saying this for example, because it's quite packed in English and so I'm afraid it won't be possible fit translations to more verbose languages (and most are!).

To put this on the website we would also need the source (free software, you know) so everybody can modify it, translate it, etc.

#13 Updated by muri over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from ArgySan to muri

sajolida wrote:

Super cool! Did you do that muri? If so, then feel free to steal this ticket from ArgySan and continue the work.

yes and done

I think it's simple but very good.

I wonder whether could remove bits of text and make it more visual. I'm saying this for example, because it's quite packed in English and so I'm afraid it won't be possible fit translations to more verbose languages (and most are!).

are you referring to the second page or the first page also? i was planning on doing versions in the languages that are available on the website, than we can see if its a problem. maybe i can scrub some sentences

it would be great to have some input if there is some information that should be on the flyer that i have missed? or some additional graphic that should be part of the flyer?

To put this on the website we would also need the source (free software, you know) so everybody can modify it, translate it, etc.

yes, i'll have to find out how to create a scribus source file with all the fonts / images included

#14 Updated by muri over 3 years ago

sajolida wrote:

I wonder whether could remove bits of text and make it more visual. I'm saying this for example, because it's quite packed in English and so I'm afraid it won't be possible fit translations to more verbose languages (and most are!).

oh, you were so right! i just tried with the german translation and hat to fiddle a lot and make font size and line spacing smaller...

#15 Updated by sajolida over 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome added

#16 Updated by sajolida over 3 years ago

I was referring to both pages actually. For example on the first page, the information in the purple rectangle is kind of duplicated in the rectangle with the green borders (or rephrased). Maybe the two things can be merged.

But I also understand that it's good to reuse the content of the website directly because it's less writing, editing, and translating.

We'll probably rework in depth the homepage and about page while working on #9814 but I can't promise you when this will happen.

So I think that for the time being we should try to do something good enough with what we have on the website as you've been doing until now.

Maybe adding headings for the three main aspects: "Anonyous", "Amnesiac", and "Toolbox"?

Then regarding the second page. I wouldn't bother trying to give that much information. Maybe put less detailed text overall and point to the website, or reuse the schematics on how Tor works, compact the list of tools, etc. These are just ideas and I don't really know what will work best.

#17 Updated by muri over 3 years ago

sajolida wrote:

Maybe adding headings for the three main aspects: "Anonyous", "Amnesiac", and "Toolbox"?

good idea, i'll look into that!

Then regarding the second page. I wouldn't bother trying to give that much information. Maybe put less detailed text overall and point to the website, or reuse the schematics on how Tor works, compact the list of tools, etc. These are just ideas and I don't really know what will work best.

as soon as there are the 'tails user profiles/personas' it would maybe be great to list some of them at the second page

#18 Updated by u about 2 years ago

  • QA Check set to Info Needed

Hi muri can you please upload the original files so that we can build upon them?
I think it's still a good idea to do this.

#19 Updated by u about 2 years ago

muri wrote:

sajolida wrote:

as soon as there are the 'tails user profiles/personas' it would maybe be great to list some of them at the second page

As personas are not about to arrive that soon, I propose that we stick to the proposal and elaborate this one first. We can improve it later on and create another version.

#20 Updated by u about 2 years ago

Consider adding short information on how to boot from Tails and how to find the documentation. See #9906.

#21 Updated by muri about 2 years ago

hi, attached is a zipfile with the scribus file, the embedded images and the fonts used. sorry for the delay ;)

#22 Updated by intrigeri about 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida
  • QA Check changed from Info Needed to Ready for QA

sajolida, is it something that you're interested in reviewing, or perhaps that you think fits into your tech writing job?

#23 Updated by sajolida about 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to muri

I'm sorry won't have time to fit this in my technical writing job and suggest looking for someone else. Maybe BitingBird? spriver? Otherwise some collective and informal time at the summit.

#24 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #6863: Create slides that present Tails to the general public added

#25 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from muri to u
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Dev Needed

We're pretty close to make this happen, aren't we? We could still add a small image like the ones in the installation assistant showing a laptop with a usb key. I'm supposed to create such an image for our homepage.

I'd still like to make the layout of this more sexy, would be nice to have this for the next congress..
Will reassign to muri afterwards.

#26 Updated by u over 1 year ago

#27 Updated by u over 1 year ago

Other people also wrote a booklet and made a poster which they distributed at 34c3: https://wiki.freiheitsfoo.de/pmwiki.php?n=Main.Tails-Heftchen

#28 Updated by u about 1 year ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome)

#29 Updated by u about 1 year ago

  • Blocked by Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome added

#30 Updated by u 6 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (u)

Unassigning myself because I don't see when I'll ever have the time to do this.

#31 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

I'll work on this with visual designers if I have some budget for it in 2019-2020 and once #9814 is done.

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