Last week, asked on the Cascavel-PM mailing list about what O'Reilly Perl PDF Books could be publicized on a non-authorized public downloadable web repository pointed by a Perl Mongers Group website (!!), I answered:

Here is the list of books that you can use this way, IMHO:

@free_publicable_books_from_oreilly = ();

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Re: Just Another Perl Joke...
by merlyn (Sage) on Sep 06, 2005 at 23:22 UTC
Re: Just Another Perl Joke...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Sep 08, 2005 at 10:05 UTC
    I'm sure O'Reilly would be delighted with you publicising all of the books they currently have in print.

      So do I. So I choosed to pass an empty list as the @free_publicable_books_from_oreilly array. Ok, explaining it would make this a no-joke at all. But who cares? The most important thing is that it stopped the not-so-funny guy and I'm having a litte fun telling this history.