"'I'm either the anti-Tim, or the Peter Norton of Linux,' says
Bruce Perens, who's convinced a major book publisher to go open
source for the first time, applying an open software license to
"The first of Prentice Hall's initial series of seven Open
Content-licensed books are already in the stores with the first two
titles covering eCos, Linux development and a third on intrusion
detection slated for March. All will be open and extensible
electronic books: it's good manners, but not mandatory to inform
the author of the changes under the terms of the license.
"It's another triumph for the backroom diplomacy of Perens, who
with Eben Moglen and Larry Rosen helped negotiate a workable
royalty-free patent policy for the World Wide Web Consortium.
Perens was wryly noting his own prominence on the books' jackets,
which give him top billing, and the name--'Bruce Perens' Open
Source Series'--and he added that he doesn't have a bone to pick
with Tim O'Reilly..."