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RE: Should I organize a boycott of camel 3?

by perlmonkey (Hermit)
on Jul 26, 2000 at 07:08 UTC ( #24399=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Should I organize a boycott of camel 3?

I dont know anything about the book authoring world, but I would guess that it all comes down to whether you had a written contract or not with O'Reilly. If you did, then you are getting screwed and deal with it accordingly. But if not, then you may be SOL. I would hope that this can be sorted out with Tim O'Reilly, or someone there that can respect your effort and contributions. Hopefully any inequities can be resolved without blasting O'Reilly or organizing a boycott.

I certainly think that a boycott would not be good for the perl community, and probably negatively affect your image. You helped teach me Perl with "Learning Perl" but I also own about 15 other O'Reilly books (and I love them all). The issue might seriously divide the community, which cant be a good thing.

I know 'respect' does not pay the bills, but you have my (and many others) respect for all your contributions to the perl community.
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