10 years of "The Complete FreeBSD"

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Thu Feb 23 22:20:31 PST 2006

On Thursday, 23 February 2006 at 23:44:30 -0500, David Stanford wrote:
> On 2/23/06, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Ten years ago today, on 24 February 1996, I submitted for publication
>> the final version of the first ever book on FreeBSD, "Installing and
>> Using FreeBSD".  It was later renamed to "The Complete FreeBSD".
>> I have always retained full rights to the book, and for today I've
>> decided to release it for download under the Creative Commons
>> license.  See more at http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/.
> Greg,
> All I can think to say is thanks!

You (and everybody else) are welcome.

> I purchased this book nearly a year ago shortly after I began using
> FreeBSD and it has been an invaluable resource ever since. Now that
> you have made it publicly available, maybe the FreeBSD project could
> find a way to merge some of your book in with their own handbook

That's happened already, as you can easily see by comparing
with chapter 12 of the book.  The FreeBSD documentation project know
they can rely on me to contribute documentation where it makes sense.

> or at least link it on FreeBSD.org for newbies like myself to easily
> find :).

That's probably a good idea.  Can somebody from the doc project

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