Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Debian Administrator's Handbook

The Debian Administrator's Handbook is the title of the translation of the French best-seller known as Cahier de l'admin Debian. Written by two Debian developers—Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas —it's a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution. It's first edition in 2004 was completely sold out in barely four months. A second edition followed soon after with the addition of a few sections as suggested by the first readers of the book. Right from the third edition, Roland Mas – who had proofread the book since the beginning – joined Raphaël Hertzog.

Given that traditional editors did not want to take the risk to make this translation, the two Debian developers decided to do the translation themselves and to self-publish the result.

They have two targets :

(1) a first target (15000 EUR) that is really the strict minimum that they need to make the project happen. If they reach this target but not the second one, the book will only be available on a commercial and proprietary basis.

(2)a second target: 25000 EUR in the liberation fund : If this target is reached, the book will be published under 2 free licenses (CC-BY-SA 3.0 and GPL2+).

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