Help the FSF write “Introduction to the Command Line”

Join the Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals March 21st-22nd book sprint, “Introduction to the Command Line”

The Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals are joining forces in a sprint to write a new textbook introducing GNU/Linux newbies to the command line. Join us as we sprint to release a new book by Monday March 23rd!


You can help us help others learn the basic necessities of surviving and thriving on the GNU/Linux command line. Share your expertise and tips and help author this new textbook – starting now:

  • Register with FLOSS Manuals here
  • Review the outline for the new book here
  • Get writing here

All contributions of text are welcome. If you have more time, we welcome more elaborate contributions about how to write basic scripts, explanations of piping commands, or an introduction to regular expressions (and other topics).

FLOSS Manuals uses an irc channel to help coordinate activities:
irc.freenode.net #flossmanuals
The web interface includes the irc thread. You can see it on the side of this page:
http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/CommandLineIntro/WebHome
Coordination will be done via irc and email. You can also send text contributions directly to Adam Hyde .

The manual will be available online for free immediately after the LibrePlanet conference finishes, and will be up for purchase in book form from the FSF web site (and available now for advance ordering). The book will be dual-licensed under the GFDL and GPLv2 (or later). All proceeds from the sales of the book will go towards a second FLOSS Manuals sprint to create another great text for free software.

FSF & FLOSS Manuals Book Sprint : “Introduction to the Command Line”
March 21 and 22
Online and at LibrePlanet, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA, USA

Editor’s note: This article was originally posted on the Free Software Foundation’s Web site.

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