[ZDP] Zope Book
Wed, 03 Nov 1999 11:18:22 +0100
> Ok, I replied to Jim.
> About 'middle' man. Well, the problem is that this person has lots of
> responsibility. What if he accepts a certain publisher and the deal is
> made, then after a while, nobody wants to write anymore! Duh! He/She's the
> peanut! He or She can start writing the whole book!
A guide to Zope by peanuts..:0)
No, this is an open publication project, anyone can always pick it up
and carry on. By the way, you don't have to guarantee your house for the
success of this project if we made the deal. If this fails, it won't be
the sole responsibility of yours, but of all of us. I think the
publisher would realise this.
> That's why I said, I only want to be this person, when I'm sure, people at
> the moment are certain to help ZBook grow in the future (ie. I need to be
> sure, they have some free time to do this work!). Otherwise we've wasted
> all of our times, the publishers and ours.
It's a real risk. But really, nothing is guaranteed. Look it this way,
we have wasted enough time up until now if we stop. Time wasted and no
result at all. Stick with the project, we might made it. Everybody is
taking a risk being involved with ZBook, a risk of failure. But this is
a project worth pursuing.
Ask Kamon and Rik, you might have three people with you.
> Ute, already contacted New Riders (I think). What are the results Ute?
> At 10:42 03/11/1999 +0100, you wrote:
> >> At 23:06 02/11/99 , Jim Sumser wrote:
> >> >If anyone is interested in writing a book on Zope, please contact me at
> >> >650-654-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
> >> >Thanks
> >> >Jim Sumser
> >> (I didn't reply to Jim, this is intended for the list).
> >> Can someone maybe email this man and explain what the current status is
> >> with New Riders? I've got the impression that Jim Sumser is not reading
> >> this list and is wondering why he didn't get a reply the last time.
> >It seems so :) This publishing deal does seems to make us a bit
> >sensitive to each other. Now we wait if others agree with us before we
> >begin doing something. Before, we just do it, and the hell with the
> >consequences :)..Do first and explain later..
> >So Tom, about the 'middle man'... :)
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