We can all appreciate those content creators that are willing to keep their work DRM free. My thought on DRM-free is that, while the content is legally free to share, consumers are encouraged to pay for the content they deem worthwhile and, in doing so, they support the creators of the content and “cast a vote” for more, similar content. One type of content that I’m happy to pay for is technical literature, especially that which focuses on my core competencies, namely VMware technologies, storage, and networking. When I first started in this field, there were very few books from which to build my knowledge base. Today, thanks to publishers like Packt Publishing, there are dozens of relevant books.
To celebrate International Day Against DRM, Packt Publishing, which produces DRM-free eBooks and videos, has a special offer. All their eBooks and videos are on sale for $10 for today only, 6 May, 2015. I have more than two dozen of their books, nearly their whole collection of VMware-related tomes, as a testimony to their usefulness and relevant content. In addition, I even started writing a book for them on vCenter Server Heartbeat before VMware killed the product. If you haven’t read a Packt title yet, I encourage you to take this chance to pick one up on the cheap and give it a read. I’m confident you’ll be back for more.
Full disclosure: Packt Publishing has offered to send me a free eBook of my choice for helping to share this sale today.