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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Umm...
- From: Al Lipscomb <arl_(_at_)_q7_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:27:49 -0500
- Mail-followup-to: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 04:20:27PM -0500, Kenneth R Westerback wrote:
> The Gregory Books. Boy that brings back memories. Algol. Cande. DMSII.
Still using them. I wish I knew C the way I know Algol.
> I think the Gregory Books also show the potential downside. They were
> rarely if ever updated. The ALGOL books, being about a language aged
> slowly, like the K&R C book. Some others (DMSII especially) aged
> fairly rapidly. If not becoming incorrect then quickly becoming
> incomplete. I think an OpenBSD book would be of the latter type,
> needing very regular updating.
My thoughts were that if published in a three-ring format that updates
could be put out. Don's books were in some form of wire binding.
> Also, few people other than Don himself did the writing that I know
> of, limiting the possible output.
Well that may not be a down side. It shows that one individual can
make a good extra income by producing such a thing. The quality needs
to be there.
Linux has others do the distributions. OpenBSD keeps it in house and
to prove one theory of "Open Source" some (one?) of it's developers
stays fed doing it. Maybe doing books within the group will help
fund other developers to work on the project.
Just as I consider buying a CD as my part in helping the advancement
of OpenBSD, so would I consider buying books.
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