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Prentice Hall announces new book series on Linux and OSS

Jan 30, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Upper Saddle River, NJ — (press release excerpt) — Technical book publisher Prentice Hall and Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) have announced the creation of The Bruce Perens' Open Source Series of books. The series will be created and edited by Bruce Perens, a founding father of the open source community, and will focus on Linux and a broad variety of Open Source topics including BSD, Open Source… languages, network programming, and web tools.

The series will include titles aimed at developers, administrators, and power users, and will encompass such topics as:

  • Linux Standard Base (Both Reference and Tutorials)
  • Linux Device Drivers
  • Embedded Linux
  • Real-time Linux
  • Linux Security
  • Linux Performance Tuning
  • Linux Clustering
  • Linux Application Development — GUI's, GNOME, KDE the various languages and their tools
  • Web Development — JBoss, The Open Source environment that's compatible with Enterprise Java Beans
  • Network Programming in Ruby
  • Developing for the Debian Distribution
  • The Open Source Catalog — A survey of all of the available Open Source software, with descriptions, screen shots, user reviews, and URLs
User-oriented focused books from The Bruce Peren's Open Source Series will include such topics as:
  • OpenOffice — The alternative to Microsoft Office
  • The GNOME desktop as used on Linux, HP-UX and Solaris
As an Open Source advocate Bruce Perens has been at the forefront of the movement as it has grown from a hobbyist's curiosity to a multi-Billion-dollar industry. Perens was the first to announce “Open Source” to the world in an article carried in many outlets including, and is the primary author of The Open Source Definition, the formative document of the Open Source movement.

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