Today, maybe as a gift on the occasion of SysAdmin day 2009, I got a letter from the court. It officially states that “Jakub Anderwald – Yet Another Tech Blog” is a state registered magazine.
Basically, I am now a publisher and chief editor of a magazine – on the same level as country-wide magazines like Top Gear, or Playboy, except that I publish only on Internet, not on paper.
If you’re Polish, you probably know, this is an effect of a curious court decision, where, among other lines, it said that “a website is a magazine according to polish law and must be registered”. It has been widely discussed 2 years ago, mostly ignored in reality, but a couple of freaks found it to be a nice and funny way of promoting their websites – and here I am.
The same law also says that publishing a magazine without registration is a crime – so beware, all other Polish websites ;)
Here’s the court statement (in Polish, though)