FYI. 

Looks like Dave Thomas and Andrew Hunt were ahead of the curve in more 
ways than one.

Subject: Announcement: Python Programming: Taming the Snake.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 15:35:00 -0800 (PST)
From: <python / commandprompt.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python

python / commandprompt.com wrote:
> 
> Open Docs, LLC has announced today "Python Programming: Taming the 
Snake".
> The book, their fifth title is a comprehensive programmer's guide to the
> Python Programming Language. With this release, Open Docs has managed to
> keep pace with the open source's cutting edge development. The title is
> ensured to be one of the most comprehensive resource books available
> today.
> 
> About Python:
> 
>  The first beta version of Python 2.1, a rapid application development
> language, was released on March 2, 2001. As developers have grown to use
> Python on a number of different platforms (Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac )
> many companies have embraced Python and are now using it for their
> products. The final release of Python 2.1 is due in April 2001; with the
> added platforms and technical advances it will bring a new level of
> functionality to the Python community.
> 
>  Python is being found just about anywhere you look, from animation for
> the big screen (Disney animation) to advising users through Linux
> installations. You'll find it managing internet discussion forums, 
dishing
> up directories and maps on the internet. They have even gone as far as
> scripting wireless products, and online games. Python is striking every
> where you look and striking fast.
> 
> About the Book:
> 
>  Open Docs is set to release "Python Programming: Taming the Snake" at 
the
> end of June. It will cover 2.0 including features found in 2.1. It will
> also cover the new Python tools and applications, including Jython (a
> version of Python that compiles as Java byte code); support; the CGI and
> Internet protocol modules; and database support, for databases such as
> PostgreSQL . Open Docs will also be including 2 CD-ROM's loaded with
> examples from the book and Python-related packages. These include the 
full
> Python 2.1 source code distribution, the Zope web framework, and the
> Vaults of Parnassus. We are sure this book will prove to be invaluable 
to
> any serious Python programmer.
> 
> About Open Docs Publishing:
> 
>  Open Docs is a publishing company specializing in technical books. They
> are a full service publisher that offers authoring, editing, along with
> special programs that allow companies to maintain their focus on
> development. Open Docs strives in maintaining tight quality control to
> ensure that they put out only the best books possible. They take pride 
in
> the work that others find numbing; documentation.
> 
>  Open Docs currently has three books in print. The third book, "Securing
> and Optimizing Linux; Red Hat Edition" is the number one selling book on
> LinuxCentral.com, a premiere online Linux retailer, and has been for six
> months. They are currently preparing there fourth title "Getting Stated
> with Yellow Dog Linux".
> 
>  Additionally Open Docs is striving to help support the Open Source
> Documentation Community by donating 10% of all net profits from the 
sales
> of "Python Programming; Taming the Snake" to the Python Software
> Foundation. As part of their Open Source Documentation Fund they are
> setting a new standard. If you would like to read more on Open Docs
> Publishing or their Open Source Documentation Fund please visit there 
web
> site at www.opendocspublishing.com.
> 
> Contact Info:
> WWW: http://www.opendocspublishing.com/
> Voice: 503-963-8316
> Email: Christine Parmer.
> Postal:
> OpenDocs, LLC.
> 2746 Front St. NE
> Salem, OR 97303

Conrad Schneiker
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