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The PracTeX Journal - TeX Users Group: Book reviews

http://tug.org

"...Writing a new (text)book in an area like LATEX is quite a challenge, because this field has already been covered by many excellent textbooks and reference books for readers of all levels. Naturally, there is a fair number of LATEX books in French, as well. I hope I will able to argue in the following that this book is, nevertheless, a valuable addition to the literature..."

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A Linux Literary Trilogy

http://var-blog-messages.blogspot.com

When I started delving into the world of Linux development, I was not only befuddled by the strange code layout and conventions, I also found the culture and ethos of Linux very confusing. There were three books that were invaluable in pulling my understanding out of this quagmire

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If Microsoft’s EULA Applied To Books

http://www.richarddooling.com

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Richard Dooling grants you the following rights provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of this EULA:

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Free Software related books for friends

https://www.fsfe.org

I started thinking about good Free Software related presents lately. Until now the best things which came into my mind are books. So I thought it might be good to have a list of Free Software related books which are nice to read also for people who haven't heard or read about Free Software before.

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Nectarine City Handbook of C Programming Style

http://jfm3-repl.blogspot.com

"For nearly every company or group I've worked for, I have written a programming style guide. I've spent some time re-thinking all of these old style guides, and have written a new one, the Nectarine City Handbook of C Programming Style..."

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Book Review: How Wikipedia Works - And How You Can Be Part a of It

http://blogcritics.org

"After I had already agreed to read and review How Wikipedia Works, I found myself second guessing my request, and by extension, the purpose of HWW. Do they really need a book? The site’s navigation is intuitive. You can find nearly everything you’re looking for and much more, the site does not really need a dead tree companion. Well, yes and no.

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Announcing my free book on Vim

http://www.swaroopch.com

"... I’m happy to announce the first public release of my Creative-Commons licensed book on the Vim 7 editor. This book is meant for both beginners and advanced users..." -- Make a Donation

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Real World Haskell Electronic Edition Now On Sale

http://www.realworldhaskell.org

« This easy-to-use, fast-moving tutorial introduces you to functional programming with Haskell. You'll learn how to use Haskell in a variety of practical ways, from short scripts to large and demanding applications.

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SELF Coursebook: Introduction to Free Software

http://freeknowledge.eu

"A first book has been published by the SELF Project. Introduction to Free Software has been produced together with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) with a number of recognised authors on the subjects of Free Software.

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Inside Networked Movements: Interview with Jeffrey Juris

http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org

"...Both free software and wikis precisely reflect the kind of collaborative networking ethic that I explore in my book, and it should come as no surprise that so many radical or autonomous activists see their own struggles reflected in the struggle for free software or that so many contemporary activist collectives and projects use wikis- and the decentralized, collaborative editing process these

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The Youngest "Learning GNU Emacs" Fan

http://playingwithsid.blogspot.com

"My 11 month-old niece Guna takes liking to my Learning GNU Emacs book..."

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SFD 2008 Special - Free Software Philosophy Publication in Tamil

http://amachu.wordpress.com

«... I hope this book will aid the efforts to convince Tamil Nadu to follow the path of Kerala: to migrate the public schools to free software. - Richard M Stallman, Sep 11, 2008 ...»

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Our writing is now complete!

http://www.realworldhaskell.org

"I just posted the last chapter we had left to write, Profiling and optimisation. Please get your comments in by the end of Tuesday, September 2! The response to the previous two has been excellent; we appreciate your help and careful reading.

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Sketchy LISP: An Introduction to Functional Programming in Scheme, Third Edition Now Available

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"...Sketchy LISP presents an overview of the Scheme programming language with strong emphasis on functional programming. Language elements and programming techniques are explained by means of simple examples which are used to form more complex programs..." --

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The future of books

http://www.clipperz.com

"Lately Giulio and I have been busy helping with the organization of BookCamp, a barcamp focused on books, ebooks and digital publishing. [...] Richard Stalmann, President of the Free Software Foundation, will deliver a speech (via phone) with a quite straight title: 'Fighting the Swindle of DRM on E-Books' ..."

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