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Re^4: PBP in German out of print - solutions?

by Laurent_R (Canon)
on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:07 UTC ( #1199561=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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A few months ago, a friend of mine and I tried to ask O'Reilly Media whether it would be possible to publish the French Perl/TK O'Reilly book (out of print) for free on a developer community Web site. O'Reilly answered that they would not mind, but that we would first need to obtain the agreement from the author and from the translator. We haven't been able to get an answer from the translator so far. (It's a pity, since I know personally the translators of all the French O'Reilly books related to Perl, except for that particular book.)

So we haven't been successful yet, but it seems to show that it might be possible.

@ LanX: you might want to try to contact O'Reilly Media (especially if you happen to know how to contact the translator of the German PBP).

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Re^5: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by LanX (Sage) on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
    Thanks Laurent, that's indeed interesting.

    But I have no intention to reduce the revenues of anybody, the company I'm working for can afford buying books, IF they are sold.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

      I appreciate this.

      My only point was really to say that O'Reilly Media seems to be pretty open to make freely available their books that they no longer have in print and have no intention of printing again. They just need to make sure that their authors and translators also agree with such arrangements.

      And my guess is that a book that is out of print no longer makes any revenues to its author(s) and translator(s).

      And, of course, my personal take was to make my book on Perl 6 available for free (in e-format) from the very beginning, because wide circulation and availability was more important to me than financial revenues (and I am very happy that O'Reilly accepted this view). But obviously, I can understand that other authors don't have the same view on this.

        And I think that this is a very interesting option for "terminated" projects, thanks! :)

        But from what I heard so far this doesn't apply for PBP.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

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