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From Greg Wilson <>
Subject contributing to "The Architecture of Open Source Applications"
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:41:37 GMT

We just released a book titled "The Architecture of Open Source
Applications", the content of which is also available online under a
Creative Commons license at The project's
over-arching aim is to show people how complex applications are
designed, and why they are designed that way; as we say in the
introduction, we want people to explain what the major components of
their applications, how they work together (or don't), and most
importantly, why that design was chosen, and what has been learned along
the way.

We are now gearing up to do a second volume, and are looking for
contributions that reflect and encourage diverse participation in open
source software development. If you might be willing to write a
chapter-length description of a medium-to-large open source application
that you have worked on, or if you know someone who might want to do so,
please get in touch with us at Please note that all
royalties from sales will be donated directly to Amnesty International,
so you'll be helping a couple of good causes at once.

Thanks for your time --- we look forward to hearing from you.
Greg Wilson (

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