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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Umm...
- From: Kenneth R Westerback <kwesterback_(_at_)_home_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:03:25 -0500
I would not want to get a boxed set every six months. Once a year
perhaps. Could we alternate releases formats?
I also see a serious diversion of effort into creating/keeping current
a useful book, rather than useful code. Unless someone other than the
current developers (an OpenBSD Greg Lehey?) was found who could do
it. The bulk could be the nice postscript man pages we now have and
thus sort of automatically updated, but still. I think an out of date
book would be worse than no book at all.
On the other hand an OpenBSD book would be really nice. OpenBSD for
Dummies? Or would that be an oxymoron?
On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 12:24:11PM -0700, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > Well, I think it would be nice if OpenBSD occupied more bookshelf space
> > at my local Border's bookstore than it does now (none).
> > I can remember when IBM's OS/2 used to occupy more shelf space in Fry's
> > than WinNT and I thought IBM just may be coming back. Now it's
> > nonexistent.
> > Other people think RedHat is good just because that's what they see
> > taking
> > up space on the bookshelf nowadays.
> Bookstores like Borders want us to make a box-set, with a book inside
> That means OpenBSD would cost more. Because of volumes of production,
> we would probably do only a box-set then, not sell a seperate CD. (If
> we sold a seperate CD, and bookstores sold a box set, they might
> consider that unfair).
> It's complicated. What would you guys like?
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