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Re: [vox] OSCON in San Diego

joe, this information went from a senior editor's lips, to me and norman
matloff, to you.   you read what we heard from a senior editor.

at first, he didn't quite say this explicitly, but when pressed, he
confessed that o'reilly is changing direction.  he also said that
there's alot of people at o'reilly who are unhappy with this.
apparently, it's common knowledge at the office.

there were a number of books on various GNU tools that have been
shelved in the past year.


begin joseph e arruda <zeruch@dibona.com> 
> I really am surprised that they are going the MS route (truth be told I
> still don't buy that that is what they are doing.  as a publisher you go
> where the money is, but they have always been more of a Unix shop, even
> moreso than a Linux/Open Source one, but I still think all they are doing 
> is cashing on the trend and still relying on core titles to keep a
> baseline)
> They make a large amount of their core bucks on the Language books (Perl,
> Python, VB) and the Oracle books as I have been told, but that was a year
> ago and I don't know how that has changed.
> It took Tim a while to warm up to Linux (he really is/was an old Unix
> guy) but the company has grown and I suppose he has several acquisition
> editors doing different things...
> z
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > oh great.  with o'reilly dropping its open source book acquisitions,
> > beefing up its microsoft and .NET catalog, it's laughable that they're
> > holding an "open source" conference.
> > 
> > 
> > and at 400 dollars a head PER DAY, how many open source projects can
> > afford to send someone?   i wonder how much of that $400 will be profit.
> > 
> > 
> > i have to admit, i'm starting to view these o'reilly emails as spam....
> > :(
> > 
> > 
> > pete
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