Forum OpenACS Q&A: SQL/Tcl for Web Nerds & oradoc
I notice that philip.greenspun.com is down today. If/when it comes back up is there someone in the community that can approach Philip and ask him if we can mirror/host the Panda book, Introduction to AOLserver, and SQL and Tcl for Web Nerds? Those seem like really important documents for the community.
I don't think we'd want to edit the Panda book or his original Introduction to AOLserver, but we definitely need to be able to edit SQL and Tcl for Web Nerds.
In addition the "complete Oracle documentation" from oradoc.photo.net doesn't appear to be available on the Wayback machine anymore. Should we revise that link to point to tahiti.oracle.com and note that you need an Oracle TechNet login (free registration) as well?
When I had root access on the photo.net hardware (which is where philip.greenspun.com is) I did grab a copy of the books and have them on one of our servers.
I'm sure Philip won't mind us keeping copies of these on OpenACS.org, but allowing us to edit them is unreasonable, IMHO. Perhaps we could keep an Errata page with corrections for each book.
If Philip is in an agreeing mood, I'd also ask for permission to share in multiple formats - I long ago made a personal PDF from each of the books and it has proven its worth on many occasions.
Also, Tcl for Web Nerds has multiple authors.
Philip would like the only online copy of the books to remain at philip.greenspun.com so as not to confuse google.
But, to quote Philip:
"On the other hand if they want to make something substantially new, using my text as a starting point, and credit me and release the new thing under the Creative Commons license that would be fine."