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O'Reilly Publishes Sample Chapter of "Free as in Freedom"
By jonas, Section News
Posted on Mon Mar 4th, 2002 at 09:57:25 GMT
O'Reilly has published a sample chapter from the book "Free as in Freedom - Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software", authored by Sam Williams.

 

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O'Reilly Publishes Sample Chapter of "Free as in Freedom" | 16 comments (16 topical, editorial) | Post A Comment
[new] Just for Fun (#1)
by satai (#156) on Mon Mar 4th, 2002 at 14:08:19 GMT
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After I finished Just for Fun, I realized that while it was about an "accidental revolutionary," I would be very interested in reading about an intentional revolutionary - like RMS. I'm glad this book is coming out, and I for one intend to buy it.


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[new] Interview in footnotes is also interesting (#3)
by brian (#54) () on Mon Mar 4th, 2002 at 20:06:55 GMT
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The interview in the footnotes is worth reading too.

http://www.mgross.com/interviews/stallman1.html
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[new] I love the fact that it's published by O'Reilly (#4)
by jordanb (#96) on Mon Mar 4th, 2002 at 20:56:06 GMT
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I'm sure Stallman is thrilled that his biography is a copyrighted (all rights reserved) document that can't be distributed in electronic form. What I really think is great is how in the interview, the publisher wanted to release it as an ebook (as opposed to an ebook), but decided against it on account of the fact that that completly violates everything Stallman stands for, rather than just most of it.

Anyhow, I'll read it as soon as my library gets a copy.

PS: The pigdog interview has RMS' thoughts on O'Reilly.


Jordan Bettis
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[new] Just ordered the book (#5)
by rhollan (#139) () on Mon Mar 4th, 2002 at 20:59:01 GMT
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O'Reilly says it will ship "any day now", though I hear that RMS is reviewing the manuscript for factual errors. We know what that means. ;-)

I expect this book to sell well... books about controversial figures usually do. (I mean this not in a disparaging sense: I admire and appreciate RMS' work, but he is probably as reviled as he is reverered). The person who took my phone order acted as if they've been getting a lot of orders.
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