Hi,

--- Dave Thomas <dave / pragprog.com> wrote:
> 
> On Jul 10, 2004, at 17:01, Matthew Margolis wrote:
> > So in short, if they put a version online and the
> Ruby community grows 
> > enough someone will probably start illegal
> distribution.  As someone 
> > who hopes to one day be published this makes me
> unhappy but it is the 
> > way things seem to work with any sufficiently
> large community and a 
> > copyrighted work.
> 
> We sell PDFs of our existing books. Each is
> personalized with the name 
> of the buyer.
> 
> We did have someone release the books online. We
> tracked them down 
> using this name, and got the site shut down.
> 
> Now, it's not perfect: they'll be people who don't
> care, or who put 
> other people's copies on P2P networks, but in
> general it seems to be a 
> fairly good compromise.
> 
> I don't like restricted PDFs: if you buy something,
> I think you get the 
> right to use it.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Dave

Cool, then please, make a digital version that I would
buy it in a second (with mastercard, please). ;-)

Cheers,
Joao


		
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