Book:Penguin in the Pew 2.0

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Title:Penguin in the Pew 2.0
Author:Don Parris
Subjects:Computer Science
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License:GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)
Description:Here’s an interesting and very well-done book that aims to teach religious leaders how to use free and open source software. While the book has a strong Christian slant, it is written for neophytes and so is useful for any tolerant person who wants a plain-language introduction to FOSS software. The book is in various stages of translations to other languages (more info here) and is available in print form at Lulu. The link is to the companion website, which does not host a copy of the book, oddly. Use the download link below to get the actual book.

From the book: “This book is intended to introduce church and non-profit leaders, as well as Information Technology consultants who work with such organizations to the idea of using the GNU/Linux operating system, as well as free and open source software solutions in general within religious and non-profit organizations. While intended for the folks involved in their church’s information technology ministry, the rest of the Christians in the pews stand to gain much as well. While I have endeavored to make this booklet easy for the nontechnical church leaders in the crowd, many will probably find at least some technological background helpful. If you already have an idea of what an operating system is or does, as compared to a particular application, such as a word processor, you’ll probably be o.k. If you understand any networking or system administration issues, you’ll be even better off. That said I am including a glossary, and notes within the body of the book, for those who may not have even a basic understanding of many of the terms used.”


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