The European Linux Community plans to show off the power of Linux by writing a book about the operating system?s state in Europe in a single day.
Designed to coincide with the Internet Fiesta, sponsored by the Internet Society and the European Commission, the organisers hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborating over projects on the Internet.
?What the book will contain we don't know yet because right now it is just an idea. And this is where we start March 21st at 0.00.00 AM CET. At 11.59.59 PM CET the book is finished,? the European Linux Community said in a statement. ?Nothing at all is planned except the idea and some minor logistical things such as the web-site?.
?By making a whole book from idea to "ready to publish" in just 24 hours will show the world how powerful the Internet can be if we use it for teamwork by using the Open Source developing model,? continued the statement. The resulting book will use an Open Content License so anyone can print and publish it for free.
To avoid it turning into an anarchistic exercise, the project is being managed by Claus Sorensen, the chief executive of Plomus, a Danish Linux consultancy.
No-one is yet sure what the content will be or what language it will be in, although English is thought to be the most likely choice.
Initially Sorensen will edit the book, but once it begins to take shape it will be left to form its own identity. This may take the shape of words, pictures or even multimedia.
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