[nycbug-talk] Fw: June 2004 OPEN SOURCE INSIDER

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Mon Jun 21 16:14:28 EDT 2004

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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:56:34 -0400
Subject: June 2004 OPEN SOURCE INSIDER from 
the "Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR User Group Program"

Hello User Group Leader/Book Review Coordinator,

While many people have vacation, vacation, vacation on the mind,
Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR is hard at work, soon to publish some
Open Source-related summer blockbusters in the July, August and
September timeframe. And because your group is a member of the
Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR User Group program, you are entitled to
receive a review copy of each new book to share with your fellow members
soon after they publish! 
Before you read on for new book info, are any of your members attending
the USENIX conference next week in Boston?  If yes, please let me know. 
It would be great to connect with some members of your group, not to
mention, AW/PH PTR has some special events planned, including an author
signing on Wed. 30th and a special Bird-of-a-Feather session involving
Kirk McKusick of BSD fame on Tues. 29th.



(LATE JULY) "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual 
Property Law" authored by Larry Rosen, general counsel for the Open
Source Initiative. Rosen presents a plain-English guide to open source
law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. To learn more, linkto:


(EARLY AUGUST) "Succeeding with Open Source" authored by Bernard Golden,
CEO of Navica. This book is for IT managers who need to evaluate,
select, and use open-source software. The author begins with the
fundamentals of open-source solutions and how they differ from
commercial software. To learn

more, linkto:  <http://www.awprofessional.com/title/0321268539>



(LATE JULY) "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating 
System" co-authored by Kirk McKusick, twice president of the board of
the Usenix Association, and George V. Neville-Neil. In this update to
The Design

and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System (Addison-Wesley, 
1996), McKusick and Neville-Neil deliver updated technical information
on the 
internal structure of BSD 5.2.  To learn more, linkto: 


(EARLY AUGUST) "A Practical Guide to Red Hat? Linux?: Fedora(tm) Core
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 2/e" authored by Mark Sobell. The guide to
installing, configuring and working with Red Hat Linux. It includes a
full version 
of the latest Fedora release - Core 2, which is the first Fedora release
to contain the new 2.6 Linux Kernel. To learn more, linkto: 


(EARLY AUGUST)  "Open Source Security Tools: A Practical Guide to
Security Applications" authored by Tony Howlett,  president of Network
Security Services. (part of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series, 
www.phptr.com/perens <http://www.phptr.com/perens> ) This book reviews
the large assortment of free and 
low-cost open source software security solutions to provide the best
picks for all major areas of information security. To learn more,
linkto: http://www.phptr.com/title/0321194438


(EARLY SEPTEMBER) "PHP 5 Power Programming" co-authored by Andi 
Gutmans, Stig Bakken and Derick Rethans. (part of the Bruce Perens' Open
Source Series, www.phptr.com/perens <http://www.phptr.com/perens> ) 
see a sneak preview of the cover, linkto: 


(MID-SEPTEMBER)  "Moving to the Linux Business Desktop" authored by 
Marcel Gagne, whose popular consumer-level book Moving to Linux: Kiss
the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!, published in August, 2003.  STAY
TUNED FOR MORE INFO......To see a sneak preview of the cover, linkto: 


(MID-SEPTEMBER)  "UNIX? Shells by Example, 4/e" authored by Ellie
Quigley.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO...... To see a sneak preview of the
cover/table of contents, linkto: 

Heather Fox, Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR  Publicist & Liaison for 
"Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR User Group Program" 
www.awprofessional.com <http://www.awprofessional.com> ; www.phptr.com
Geographic Location: 
c/o Pearson Education, 1 Lake St., #3K17, Upper Saddle River, NJ  07458

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