[linux-audio-user] Re: Linux Documentation (was Re: [Consortium] Re: Linuxaudio.org staff updates)
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Mon Dec 4 11:31:08 EST 2006
Cheers! I hoist a pint of Guinness
On 12/4/06, Brad Fuller <brad at sonaural.com> wrote:
> Dave Phillips wrote:
> > Dan Easley wrote:
> >> i think two promising options for docs.*, both bandied around a bit on
> >> various lists, are
> >> 1. setting up a wiki, a la
> >> <http://lau.linuxaudio.org/faq/index.php/Main_Page> (though there are
> >> security concerns - twice now i've removed spam from this page) and
> >> 2. community development of a new edition of dave's book. was there
> >> any resolution as to the possibility of doing this? i believe dave
> >> ran it past his publisher but i can't remember the results. i haven't
> >> seen his book but am planning to buy it as soon as i start bringing in
> >> the full-time wage - would it be a good idea to use it as a base for
> >> our documentation (not word-for-word but structurally)? or would that
> >> incur a property rights liability?
> > Responding to option 2:
> > I've terminated the book project, at least my involvement in it is over.
> > My publisher and the contributors have known this for a few months, I
> > apologize for not announcing the fact earlier, but as you can see from
> > my updates to http://linux-sound.org I've not exactly been keeping up.
> > Various reasons prompted my decision, family concerns being the most
> > influential.
> > Re: book structure: As far as I'm concerned, go ahead, use it, it's just
> > a chapter succession. Lots of new headings should be added anyway.
> > By the way, I'm fairly certain that all my stuff published by LJ and
> > O'Reilly still belongs to me. They're pretty decent about it, all rights
> > revert to the author after a certain period, a nice nod from publishers
> > towards reusability. Anyway, again as far as I'm concerned the community
> > can assemble and revise that stuff as it sees fit.
> > And let's face it, folks, http://linux-sound.org and its mirrors are
> > doomed. I'm so tired of the maintenance that I'm just not doing any at
> > all. I'd like to see the community take over the lists and perhaps use
> > them as bases for a wiki catalog of Linux sound and music software.
> > Meanwhile I plan for one more update this month, then I'm unlikely to
> > continue working with it any longer.
> > I'm sorry but too many other important factors in my life require my
> > attention now. Writing another book and maintaining linux-sound.org are
> > unfortunately excluded. I'm not disappearing, I just can't manage those
> > particular projects.
> > Best regards,
> > dp
> I believe everyone would join in and raise their glass to you Dave, for
> your contributions to Linux Audio! Thank You.
> brad fuller
> sonaural: www.sonaural.com
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