[Box Backup-dev] OT: How To Accelerate Your Internet (reviewers needed)

Chris Wilson boxbackup-dev at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Sep 27 18:29:53 BST 2006

Hi all,

(Ben, or whoever moderates the list, please delete this message from the 
moderation queue when you get around to it, thanks! I sent it from another 
address on Monday and it didn't get to the list).

As part of my work, I've been part of a team that is writing a Creative 
Commons book on bandwidth management. We hope that this will be of great 
use to network administrators, especially in developing countries. The 
book is close to completion and we are looking for technical reviewers 
before publication.

There is a lot of content on open source systems such as Linux, BSDs, 
Apache, Squid, Exim and Postfix, and I'm sure that many of you are very 
experienced in such things. I hope that some of you will consider 
reviewing and improving our work and this book. Please see the attached 
message, below, for details.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers, Chris.
(aidworld) chris wilson | chief engineer (http://www.aidworld.org)

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Rob Flickenger <rob at hackerfriendly.com>
Subject: [Bmo-team] How To Accelerate Your Internet rough draft
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:49:59 -0700

Hello, everyone--

I'm very pleased to announced that we have completed the first rough
draft of the book!


This version is not for general distribution, as there is still a bit
of work to do:

* The final copy edit pass is underway.  This will fix any remaining
spelling and grammatical problems, as well as standardize, er,
standardise on international spellings.

* I still have not received a bio from everyone.  I filled in some
very bare entries for a few of you, and may have forgotten a few
(sorry, Duncan!)  Please put your bio up on the wiki or send it to me
if you haven't already.  At their request, the Aidworld folks have a
single (slightly longer) entry for all nine of them.

* We're still waiting for the line drawings.  These should be ready
some time this week, and are represented by the green "figure:" lines.

* Since the figures are not yet complete, there are a whole bunch of
FIXME's referring to page numbers.  These are added at the very end,
since edits and figures will change the page count.

* You may also notice some unnatural line breaks.  Again, these will
be fixed once the figures and final edits are made.

* The Resources, Glossary, Index, and Squid ACL primer are still to
be compiled.

* Technical review.  I already have a few volunteers for technical
review, but if you have any colleagues who have the time to review a
chapter (or more) in the next week, please put them in touch with me
directly.  We have budget for this, and the golden rule is that you
cannot do tech review for your own work.  =)

That's all that comes to mind at the moment.  Please send me your
comments directly or post them to the list.  And congratulations!  We
should be going to print very soon now.




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