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   Re: good book on XML

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  • From: "Michael Champion" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 09:08:46 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
To: <xml-dev@xml.org>; "Peter Murray-Rust" <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: good book on XML

> We would probably also need three books
> 1. beginers
> 2. Intermediate
> 3. Cutting edge
> Are there opportunities here for XML-DEV?

Open source books!  That sounds like a great idea, sort of Project Gutenberg
for living authors ;~) It has all the advantages of open source (community
review and correction, free availability of 'state of the art' information
in a single place) but also the potential disadvantages (undermining the
economic model that gets some of us paid, destroying the incentive for "best
of breed" product because the free stuff is good enough). For me the
advantages would greatly outweigh the disadvantages (not being a published
author) and I'd sign up to help.

The traffic for actual collaboration on such books would overwhelm XML-DEV;
I'd suggest using XML-DEV for strategizing and then going off on a separate
egroups.com or whatever mailing list for each activity.

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