[BSDCert] Open Source degrees
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 24 07:40:25 EST 2006
On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, chris wrote:
>>> An advance from the publisher or royalties.
>> It could take a year or longer to write a good book. Royalties or an
>> advance might pay 2-4 months of expenses, maximum. Technical authors
>> do not write for the money. :)
I can definitely second that plus add that the content is owned by the
publisher, not the writer.
> Ok, but the question remains, how do you pay people?
Unless we find the goose that lays the goldenegg, the framework has to
include incentives which are both monetary and non-monetary. Some
non-monetary incentives include:
- the opportunity to contribute to a project
- the opportunity to showcase your work and your (or your company's) name
to a broader audience
- swag from sponsors e.g. free books, free subscriptions to something,
free apparel or geek toys
- access to resources e.g. a BSD version of
- exam discounts, so many free copies of the book
Speaking of goldeneggs, have you guys come across this before:
Now that is a nice framework...
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