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Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at February 21, 2002, 12:56:39 PM Do you all think it would be a good idea to have variuos EBooks on the site that users (maybe only registered users) can download? I know psion once told me that TPU isnt about distributing resources from other places on the net, however, EBooks can be really useful for people. They save you looking for the book, and there especially good for students as they would be here for free. I have quite a number of EBooks and im always downloading more off Kazaa.
Some of the main Ebooks I have are:
The C Programming Language by Ritchie & kernighan
Object-oriented Programming With ANSI C
The C++ Programming Language 3rd Edition by Bajorn stroustrap
ANSI-ISO C++ Professional Programmer's Handbook (its a good C++ reference)
Intermediate C++ programming (for after the basics)
Linux C++ Programming
OpenGL Reference Manual
Using OpenGL in Visual C++
Teach Yourself DirectX 7 in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself Perl 5
Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself SQL in 21 Days
Visual Basic 6 Black Book
Teach Yourself Visual C++ 6 in 21 days
Visual C++ For Dummies Quick Reference
Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days
Teach Yourself CGI Programming with Perl 5 in a Week
Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself Database Programming with Visual C++ 6.0 in 21 Days
Linux Programming Unleased
Linux Network Administration (O'Reily Press)
Java Programming Basics
CGI Programming on the WWW (O'Reily Press)
C# Language Reference (Microsoft Press)
Mastering Delphi 6
Thinking in C++ Volume 1 & 2
Thinking in Java
Plus quite a few others. Im sure that in that list there is and EBook that someone would want!
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at February 21, 2002, 02:33:06 PM Are these books in the public domain?
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at February 21, 2002, 02:55:30 PM Got some of those Ebooks too. Mostly general math. I haven't seen anything in it that alows it's distribution. Better keep a good eye on this, many could be Ebookz instead of Ebooks.
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at February 21, 2002, 03:37:38 PM >> Are these books in the public domain?
There on file sharing programs, which makes them public. Although like RedX said, just becasue its public doesnt make it legal. Some of the EBooks dont have the "no part of this book may be blah blah blah" bit. Some could be used at least then
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at February 21, 2002, 04:08:34 PM Though I've corrected metamorphic on IRC, for general reference: Just because something happens to be publicly available somewhere on the Internet, it doesn't mean it's "public domain" (something which no one holds a copyright on) and freely distributable. Napster et. al. do not make copying things legal just because they happen to be accessible.
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at February 22, 2002, 06:18:18 PM As far as I know, if we were to distribute those books we could get into major trouble. I know for sure that we can't distribute "The C Programming Language", and I'm pretty sure the rest are copyright. I don't think we want to open ourselves up to being shut down because of a misguided service.
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