[Nelug] O'Reilly books for review
daniel_tweedy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri May 6 07:43:55 UTC 2005
That does sounds pretty cool thing.
Richard mentioned a possible new section on the website for the NLL,
Richard do you or anyone have any idea at all of what you would like ?
I suppose the best way might be to link it in with forum tables so
reviews are linked to your forum user id ?
what version of apache/mysql/php is on the site ?
Richard Patterson wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is how it works...
> O'Reilly send me a newsletter every month or so... each newsletter has a
> list of books that are available to review. I ask for the ones that I
> think may be of interest to the NELUG members...
> They do give them to us FREE of charge, however the reason for supplying
> them in the first place is to get people to write a review of it
> somewhere. The review can be bublished anywhere (e.g. our website,
> Amazon, etc.) then I send a link for the review back to O'Reilly. - We
> get to keep the book at the end.
> What I would ask is if anyone on the list reviews one of these books (or
> indeed any other books), please send me the review in any format you
> like (HTML, PS, PDF, TeX, etc), then I can put it on the website (and
> give you credit). I would prefer it if you returned the book (if
> supplied by me) to increase the size of the "NLL (NELUG Lending
> Library)", and to give others on the list a chance to read it.
> If anyone wants to design (or even develop) a new section of the website
> for the "NLL" and for book reviews, I'd be more than happy to put it on
> the site. The current site is LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) based.
> Daniel Tweedy wrote:
>> Hi Richard,
>> Sounds different, just exactly how does this work ?
>> Are you getting these books free ? how many of each title will you get ?
>> Are the books ours to keep once we have reviewed them ?
>> Seems like an interesting topic to talk about for sure :-)
>> Richard Patterson wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I have ordered some books from O'Reilly for review...
>>> -= 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
>>> -= The Art of Project Management
>>> -= Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom
>>> -= Digital Audio Essentials
>>> -= Test Driving Linux
>>> These will be available to REVIEW soon... I have been told by
>>> O'Reilly that we'll only get more if we publish reviews for these
>>> ones (or at least some of them).
>>> If you would be interested in reviewing any of them, please let me
>>> know, and they should be available at the next meeting.
>>> I think this is a great idea to be able to build up the book
>>> collection for the group, so the more we review, the more we will
>>> have in the future.
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