You can find a
story (= a novella) I wrote about open-source development (with some
focus on Perl) titled The Human Hacking Field Guide. It is somewhat-non-realistic
realism fiction, with many jokes sprinkled in. And its text in English, along
DocBook 5/XML source is made
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence which gives a lot
of permission for a lot of re-use, and was recently placed in
repository for easy check out, forking, issue reporting, and some pull
I’d be happy to hear any comments, hear if you enjoyed this story,
or if you found some faults - your criticism (I am not a native English
speaker). If you liked the story, I would appreciate if you can share it
on-line and off-line.
Here is the summary:
Jennifer is an honours student in her high school senior year in 2005 near
Los Angeles, California. Encouraged by her best friend, Taylor, she decides
to try her luck at becoming an enthusiast of open source software
development. Taylor puts her under the tutorship of “Erisa”,
a more experienced and also female developer of open source software, who
is a self-aware punk, who considers the pop culture, that Jennifer is a fan
of, detestable. Jennifer remains determined to learn how to develop
open source software from Erisa, but with a few surprises along the way.
Cheers and happy reading.