Open Source Projects Benefit from Book Sales

By Blane Warrene
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Packt Publishing has introduced an interesting twist into book publishing for today’s technology reader. The company has pledged to contribute portions of its royalties from publications on open source that it produces to the respective projects those books represent.

It has done so since April of this year and has already benefited popular projects such as phpmyadmin, openCMS and phpBB. The company publishes beyond the open source sphere of topics, but has stuck to its commitment and continues to develop new titles benefiting the community including releases on Plone and SpamAssassin.

Interesting concept of doing well financially while doing good and giving back to the community.

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