[Melbourne-pm] [Fwd: [pm_groups] Potential group project: The Perl Cookbook]
jarich at perltraining.com.au
Wed Oct 5 23:27:57 PDT 2011
This might be something Melbourne Perl folk might like to get involved in.
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> From: G. Wade Johnson<wade at anomaly.org>
> To: pm_groups at pm.org
> Subject: [pm_groups] Potential group project: The Perl Cookbook
> Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 23:14:53 -0500
> Ben Thomas and I were discussing the fact that The Perl Cookbook is
> somewhat out of date and wondered if we could set up a project for
> Houston.pm to try to bring some of the recipes up to the standards of
> Modern Perl.
> As we discussed it, I realized that modifying a large number of these
> recipes would quickly exceed the bounds of "fair use" should O'Reilly
> decide to complain. So I contacted them through the user group program.
> The short form is that O'Reilly is at least provisionally interested in
> the idea of a community project to update the Cookbook. They have done
> other community-based cookbooks in the past, with some success.
> The question is, would more Perl Monger groups want to join in the
> fun/work on this?
> Depending on the details that we are still ironing out, there would
> likely be a website collecting new and updated recipes. We'd probably
> want the source for the solutions on something like github. O'Reilly
> would want the ability to collect a subset of the recipes (with input
> from the community) to form a new edition of the book, if the project
> goes well.
> The website would continue to be available for updates and contain all
> recipes, not just those included in any book.
> I've pitched the initial idea to my group. (Without some of the details
> at the moment.) Would any other groups be interested in joining in? If
> you are interested, I'd be glad to forward the information I sent to my
> I've also got a call next week with my O'Reilly contact to iron out
> more details. Input from the larger Perl Monger community would
> definitely help with that.
> Who is interested?
> G. Wade
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