From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Mon 03 Jul 2000 - 11:39:45 IST
On Mon, Jul 03, 2000 at 11:10:21AM +0100, Steffen Higel wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 03, 2000 at 12:19:33AM +0100, Niall O Broin articulated:
> > future (though maybe the time might be better spent learning the gimp :-) )
> On the topic of learning the Gimp, there is a (totally legit) copy of
> 'Grokking the Gimp' here:
btw, to mention some other free books that are really free:
mysql (http://www.mysql.com) comes with an excellent book (in a variety
of formats - .ps for a dead tree copy) that rivals the o'reilly book.
speaking of o'reilly some of their books *are* freely available; go to
their open books project: http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/ .
the gnu project provides a fair bit of documentation in their packages,
as do the freebsd and openbsd projects. the first free os i ever
installed was freebsd and the freebsd handbook was one of the best
pieces of technical documentation i'd ever read. six years on i bet it's
better still. and of course there's the linux documentation project -
the above paragraph covers docs written (for the most part) by the various
communities that developed the software to begin with. andrew leonard is
a tech-journalist and is trying to bring his and his communities skills
to those groups. so at salon.com they're working on a free software book,
go see their progress at http://www.salon.com/tech/fsp/index.html . afaik
they're having professional journalists work with free software folks to
generate a book. should be interesting.
some people are choosing to make freely available docs which is good.
and just like free software, free documentation has some edges on its
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "there's nothing wrong with windows 2000 that fork()'ed on 37058400 linux can't fix." -- va linux t-shirt meatspace place: home
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