Bruce Davie and Larry Peterson talk about their Systems Approach series of
books on computer networking. These books began with the textbook Computer Networks: A
Systems Approach, published in 1996. After publishing the fifth
edition in 2011, they took their book "open source" by making the text
freely available on
Github under a Creative Common license. Now the original book is
part of a series that also includes "micro-books" on SDN and 5G, with
more books in preparation. In this episode, Bruce and Larry talk about
their motivations and future plans, including trying to rope your host
into writing a book on Open vSwitch.
For more information on the series, visit systemsapproach.org or follow
the series on substack as systemsapproach or
Twitter as and @SystemsAppr. You can find
Bruce on Twitter as @_drbruced and Larry as @_llpete.
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