Can we first discuss more details about your ideas? Perhaps others will have some thoughts to add here. Then once we've got some more details about your ideas we can post an invitation for authors here and elsewhere.
the more input the better!
For example, on your "history" idea: Do you see this as a series of articles (and if so we should make it clear up front that we're looking for X number of articles)? Also, if we are going to call this "history", then perhaps we should include a more rigorous review by senior team members to insure at least the major points/facts are agreed upon. If the author hasn't been directly involved in the history, then I think he/she should be willing to interview or otherwise get some good sources.
Definitely need input and validation or even a write by those initial geeks....We need founding members to draw history on Mambo/Miro/the Forking process/initial establishment as foundation etc, etc. I see here a range of articles such as "Mambo era" , Establishment Joomla!, "Who were these Geeks?", Joomla 1.0.x era, Joomla 1.5 era, Community, Organization than and now, Joomla 1.6 and future, Why choices were made, JUGS, etc, etc. It simply cannot be done other than asking some of these deeply involved people such as Founding Members, COC, OSM etc to contribute since they know the story best. Could be done in a format of 20 questions/interview per subject (just an idea)
So I think a similar set of pertinent details should be discussed here. What do you think?
Perfect, the better the input the better the magazine!