Why is it that many of the “IPv6 books” are 10+ years old? Where can you find the most current info? Could a group of people using IPv6 today come together and create a new book about IPv6?
Brian Carpenter asked those questions … and then started a project on GitHub to do exactly this – create a “collaborative IPv6 book”. The idea is to capture current knowledge from people working with IPv6 – and then keep it up-to-date.
So far he’s had a number of people contribute text – and the work is underway. As the repository states:
The intention is a practical introduction to IPv6 for technical people, kept up to date by active practitioners.
The book will be available free of charge (and free of advertising) on-line, possibly with an option to obtain a printed copy at cost price.
This GitHub repository is a starting point. It may be replaced by a differently structured repo as the work progresses and we gain experience of how to do it.
I think it’s great to see another book emerging, and I look forward to seeing how this collaborative model works for all involved.