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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: xml, books

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> XSL-FO, RELAX NG, XForms, and Open Office XML Essentials are all, I
> believe, going to remain "open" - O'Reilly will sell them on paper, but
> electronic versions will remain available on the Web.  This is not
> unusual for us, though it isn't typical of publishing in general. We
> suspect there are some lost sales, but also some additional sales and
> benefits that wouldn't happen otherwise.

Interesting. Phillip Greenswpun confirms that other publishers don't see 
it that way:

"Two publishers have approached us wanting to do a hardcopy version of 
http://philip.greenspun.com/internet-application-workbook/ (the textbook 
for 6.171 at MIT).  Both have lost interest when we said that we wanted 
to keep the text online.  To a traditional publisher the Web is a place 
for stuff that isn't quite good enough to sell."

-- http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/10/09#a2589


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