Free Books from O’Reilly

By Deane Barker on February 14, 2004 — O’Reilly Open Books Project: Did you know O’Rielly publishes some free books? Man, I love free books.

Over the years, O’Reilly & Associates has published a number of “Open Books” — books with various forms of “open” copyright. The reasons for “opening” copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as our authors.

There are a couple dozen, from gems like Using Samba to curiosities like Programming the Be Operating System and Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason.