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Open Source Software Resources

Friday, May 11th, 2007

I have been using open source software for years to make money on the net.

Open source software basically means “free software”.

Some of the popular open source programs/standards I use in my business are:

WordPress
Joomla
Mambo
Apache
mysql
Linux
php
java
xml
ajax
Drupal
Xoops
RT
and many, many more.

One of the best resources for locating open source software is:
sourceforge

And one of the best sources of books that are written about open source software is:
Packt Publishing

I own at least a half dozen or more open source books published by Packt Publishing and I’m ordering more today.

That brings me to why I’m writing you this email.

Packt sent me a catalog in the mail last night.

In the catalog they listed a 30% discount coupon code for ordering new books.

They also told me to “share it with your friends”… so I am.

Here’s the 30% discount code: “2007catalog”. (coupon expires October 31st, 2007)

Just enter that code into the shopping cart at checkout and they’ll give you 30% off if you buy 2 or more books.

I believe they’ll still give you at least 20% off if you order just one book.

Either way it is a great resource and open source software has been very good to me…

And Packt donates cash to the open source community for every open source book they sell.

So I thought I’d pass this tip and this discount coupon along to the friends on my list.

Every book we buy helps keep software programs like Apache and mysql in development so every one wins 🙂

Enjoy!

Jeff Johnson