[TOS] Announcing the textbook. :)

Gregory Hislop hislopg at drexel.edu
Fri Mar 26 11:19:52 UTC 2010

My congratulations to all!  

I think this will be a useful product.  If fact, I've started to use it already - I had a student read several of the draft chapters and she's provided some comments that I'll feed back to Greg DeK.  I mention that because I think getting some early users and feedback from them would be a useful next step.  Those of us with classes and students are in the best position to do this - even if it's just a few student who might do this as part of an independent study or special project.


Greg Hislop

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From: tos-bounces at teachingopensource.org [mailto:tos-bounces at teachingopensource.org] On Behalf Of Greg DeKoenigsberg
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 1:21 AM
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Subject: [TOS] Announcing the textbook. :)

We are delighted to announce the release of version 0.8 of our textbook, 
"Practical Open Source Software Exploration: How to be Productively Lost, 
the Open Source Way".

The URL for the SVN/Docbook release will be coming soon, when Karsten Wade 
and his team has completed the conversion process.

The URL for the wiki release:

We are already working on the 0.9 release.  The work continues here:

My heartfelt thanks to my fellow contributors, who helped over the last 
weeks and months, and especially over the last few days: Karsten Wade, 
Max Spevack, Chris Tyler, Mel Chua, Jeff Sheltren, and Matt Jadud.

Lots still to do, of course -- but this is our first milestone, worth 
remembering.  With luck, the first of many.


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