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Writing a Linux shell book the community way

Mar 19, 2009, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'Write-in' is my phrase for what the FSF and FLOSS Manuals are up to. They're running a community project "to collaboratively produce a new free software textbook for GNU/Linux users." This book will be focusing on the BASH shell.

"The project is well under way, but in what the FSF is calling a 'sprint,' they're planning on doing a lot of the work during this weekend's, March 21st-22nd, GNU/Linux conference LibrePlanet. FLOSS Manuals' Adam Hyde said in a statement that, "This is an exciting opportunity to work with the FSF and help build a sustainable model for the production of more textbooks for free software users. I encourage volunteers to start contributing text and ideas immediately. This new book will be available online for free download immediately after LibrePlanet finishes on Monday, March 23, and two hundred copies will be available for sale in book form from the FSF web site.""

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