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Common reference material (was Re: man/info debate)

Following up to myself:

> Then there's the question of common reference material. Any large
> Linux doc is going to need a glossary and most of them overlap.
> Could we build a common glossary? A common bibliography? Methinks
> a common list of web links would be too large and too volatile.

Didn't Eric Raymond recently say he was short a HowTo? He might be
the perfect person to deal withe the glossary problem, given his
experience with the Hacker's Dictionary.

Here's a message I sent to oswg about a month ago, that has not
yet produced a reply.

> Any DocBook markup folk with quite a bit of time
> available?
> There are three RFCs which are glossaries:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1208.txt
>         Glossary of Internet Terms
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1983.txt
>         Internet User's Glossary
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2828.txt
>         Internet Security Glossary
> Methinks if someone could combine these and do
> DocBook markup on the results we'd have something
> of considerable value to various Open Source projects.
> This is not a small project. Page counts are 17, 60-odd
> and 200-plus for the three documents.
> There are copyright issues. All RFCs are copyright to
> the Internet Society. See details in documents. We'd
> need permission.

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