10 years of "The Complete FreeBSD"
mj001 at rogers.com
Fri Feb 24 07:55:00 PST 2006
On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 16:50 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> 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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Here is one more vote of thanks for a very generous contribution to the
community! My copy is getting quite dog-eared too, and it will be great
to have a machine-readable version.
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