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LinuxPR: O’Reilly Hosts Web Conference On Open Source Publishing

O’Reilly & Associates, a technical information company
with deep roots in the open source movement, is leading a
discussion of open source’s impact on publishing.
O’Reilly
editor Andy Oram is hosting a web conference that examines how the
open source community and professional publishers can use the
principles and practices of open source development to create
technical documentation. Oram, who has lead O’Reilly’s open source
publishing initiatives, invites publishers, authors, and users to
join the conference….”

“In the past year, O’Reilly has released the contents of several
books under a variety of open source licenses
(www.oreilly.com/openbook/) and participated in the development of
the Open Publication License (www.opencontent.org/openpub/).”

“We’re experimenting with open-content development and
publication,” stated Oram. “At this point, there are more questions
than answers. And although it’s interesting to release documents
under an open source license, the really interesting question is
how to develop them in a way that’s more like open source software.
We’re hoping that this forum will identify how the publishing world
can learn from the open source development model.”

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