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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
"But the book is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license, which means that the LaTeX source is also available"
Posted Mar 1, 2012 12:27 UTC (Thu) by bros (subscriber, #75198)
Not just nice - it's very important also.
The way how I see publishing industry of the future (hopefully, not that distant one) - openly developing books and getting authors/contributors paid using donation based model - should improve both, the quality of the books and the way how we treat them. If it's open - it's never getting old, it's getting updated as soon as there is a change in the matters described and there is someone willing to make the book being in-sync again.
Kudos to all the authors and especially the editor (usually this role implies a lot of coordination work)!
Posted Mar 3, 2012 11:31 UTC (Sat) by John_Doe (guest, #76040)
> it's getting updated as soon as there is a change
And you consider that an ... advantage? Here's a thought for you:
> "For example, it appeared from The Times of the seventeenth of March that Big Brother, in his speech of the previous day, had predicted that the South Indian front would remain quiet but that a Eurasian offensive would shortly be launched in North Africa. As it happened, the Eurasian Higher Command had launched its offensive in South India and left North Africa alone. It was therefore necessary to rewrite a paragraph of Big Brother's speech, in such a way as to make him predict the thing that had actually happened."
Posted Mar 3, 2012 14:14 UTC (Sat) by bros (subscriber, #75198)
Good point. I should have mentioned, that I'm referring to writing technical books mainly. Now that I think about this more, freezing the book at some point might be a good thing to do too.
Thanks for your comment.
Posted Apr 15, 2012 2:03 UTC (Sun) by steffen780 (guest, #68142)
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