[Fsf-friends] FREE SOFTWARE : The Book!

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 20:56:25 IST 2008

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From: Patrice Riemens <patrice at xs4all.nl>
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:20 PM

Hi All,

The SELF project (*) and the Open University of Catalonia have jointly
produced the book "Introduction to Free Software", a really wonderful
compendium of all you want to know, and to share, about Free Software
(formerly 'F/OSS' or 'FLOSS') (**).

It's 200p + 80 p appendixes. Free to download at:


You must then go to (down the page, 'attachments'):

Introduction_to_FS--SELF.pdf    2.09 MB
for the book, and to:

Introduction_to_FS--SELF_errata.pdf     38.18 KB
for the errors (a few)

A print version is also available, but even at costprice, pricey: Euro 11
+ postage (add the same amount...). So what you could do is to print it on
locale and distribute it around. The whole thing is of course copyleft!


(*) Now formally terminated, and is being continued thru the Free
Knowledge Institute (http://www.freeknowledge.eu/)

(**) After that book I decided to do away with the cumbersome, confusing,
and ill-defined 'Open Source'. For me it's now Free Software all the way.
Never mind people who still think it's about beer... ;-)

Cheers to all, patrizio & Diiiinooos!

Any responsible politician should be encouraging a home grown Free
Software industry because it creates the basis for future jobs.
Learning Windows is like learning to eat every meal at McDonalds.

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