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On the lines of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-books, I'm trying to create a wiki of system administrator books with open source licenses, like Creative Commons, GPL, etc. Feel free to pour in your recommendations.

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I use Python for system administration, this book is under GNU Free Documentation License: Dive into Python

This one is about the Linux Kernel: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell and published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license

O'Reilly has also published a number of Open Books. Learning Debian, Version Control with subversion, Using Samba are quite outdated but still interesting.

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Perl Training Australia have an excellent set of course notes for learning perl at http://perltraining.com.au/notes.html. These are the notes they use in their courses, but they're available for free download and use.

Course books available are:

  • Programming Perl
  • Object Oriented Perl
  • Perl Security
  • Database Programming with Perl
  • Web Development with Perl
  • Perl for System Administration

Highly Recommended for anyone wanting to learn perl.

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