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On Monday 15 May 2006 23:06, Austin Ziegler wrote:

A lot has been said about this but just a couple of points:

1. I fully agree with Austin

2. The Pragmatic Programmers have a really good approach on this: include 
*your* name in the PDF. Everybody nows Paulo J. Dias is a moron: his PDF copy 
of "Behind closed doors" is everywhere. I was really surprised Manning did 
not adopt the same policy about PDFs including the name of the buyer.

> Okay, I'll admit it. I'm really pissed off. I don't pay attention to
> what goes on on the #ruby-talk IRC channel these days all that much,
> but something happened this afternoon that thoroughly pissed me off.
>
>   [0515/16.53] hatezilla: seriously, pick it up. if you're iffy, get
> on emule and search
>   for "ruby for rails" ... there's tons of pdfs floating around if you
> know where to look
>
> I consider David Black a friend of mine. I am *seriously* pissed off
> that some pissant little freak would advocate this action at all. I
> was similarly annoyed that people reacted as badly to Dave Thomas's
> announcement that the Rails 2nd Edition would be the same price. These
> people have done a *lot* for the Ruby community.
>
> They deserve your financial support. Don't be a pissant thief. Even
> temporarily. There are "sample chapters" for a reason.
>
> -austin

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Pau Garcia i Quiles
http://www.elpauer.org
(Due to the amount of work, I usually need 10 days to answer)
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