10 years of "The Complete FreeBSD"
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 24 17:21:48 PST 2006
On Friday, 24 February 2006 at 14:10:59 +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2006-02-24 16:50, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On Thursday, 23 February 2006 at 23:44:30 -0500, David Stanford wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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
> Yes. I would very much like to see this published online at least as
> part of our "publish.html" page.
> if I have your approval, the following patch is the least I can to thank
> you for all the work you've put into the book all these years, and for
> releasing it now:
You, too, are welcome :-)
> --- publish.sgml 4 Oct 2005 21:58:59 -0000 1.66
> +++ publish.sgml 24 Feb 2006 12:07:48 -0000
> @@ -188,13 +188,21 @@
> <td><a href="http://www.freebsdmall.com/cgi-bin/fm/bsdcomp"><IMG SRC="gifs/bsdcomp-4.2.gif" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="220" alt="book cover"></a></td>
> - The Complete FreeBSD with CDs, 3rd Ed, FreeBSD 4.2.
> + <p>The Complete FreeBSD with CDs, 3rd Ed, FreeBSD 4.2.
Well, the current version is the 4th edition, and it covers FreeBSD
5.0. It also doesn't have CDs.
> Everything you ever wanted to know about how to get
> your computer up and running FreeBSD. Includes 4 CDs
> - containing the FreeBSD operating system!
> + containing the FreeBSD operating system!</p>
Again, no CDs.
> - Released: November 2000 ISBN: 1-57176-246-9
> - </td>
> + <p>Released: November 2000 ISBN: 1-57176-246-9</p>
Released May 2003, ISBN 0-596-00516-4. You should probably mention
that the publisher is now O'Reilly, and maybe link to
> + <p>On 24 February 2006, at the 10th anniversary of the
> + publication of the first ever book on FreeBSD, "Installing and
> + Using FreeBSD", Greg Lehey has released the full text and
> + sources of "The Complete FreeBSD" under the Creative Commons
> + license. The book text & sources are available at:</p>
> + <p><a href="http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/">http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/</a></p>
> + </td>
Yup, that's fine. Since there are different versions, maybe you can
also point out that this is the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
2.5 license (yes, they ask for all that verbiage :-)
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