SSH book reviewers wanted

Cal Leeming [Simplicity Media Ltd] cal.leeming at
Wed Jun 22 07:15:27 EST 2011

Forgive me for being a bit old fashioned, but getting your hands

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at>wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Cal Leeming [Simplicity Media Ltd]
> <cal.leeming at> wrote:
> > I'm all for high quality documentation, but I completely disagree with
> > someone charging for a book which is aimed at an free and open source
> > product :S
> >
>   I have books on postfix, dovecot, samba, bind, RT, and other free
> and open source projects. They do have their place, specially if they
> are well done; what you are paying for is someone's time not only to
> compile info but also to organize it in a nice, pleasing, and useful
> way.
> Information -- be it on rebuilding a supercharger, care and
> maintenance of an inflatable sheep, or design of third degree speaker
> cabinets -- is out there. Sometimes getting the info is part of the
> fun. Other times you may decide the cost of buying a book is less than
> your time to get info.

So, buying a book + spending time reading it + waiting for delivery +
finding the book, is cheaper and faster than just using Google? Sorry, I
don't buy it. (no pun intended).

> Of course, the best part of a book is that you do not have to buy it
> if you do not want.
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