To the keepers of the holy grail of Open Source

Bryan George bgeorge at
Tue Jan 23 19:08:58 UTC 2001

Ben Tilly wrote:
> ...
> Why not pick up TeX?  The output looks about as good as
> you will get, it can be presented as PDF, the source is
> human-readable and small, and bit-rot is zero.
> Oh, and both software for reading and creating is free.

Ah, TeX - that takes me back - waaaay back... :)

DocBook would be my suggestion if you really want to go fancy and free. 
It's XML-based, the DTD and "db2*" tools are Open Source, and it fans
out to PostScript, DVI, HTML, PDF, and RTF.  Texinfo does a lot of the
same, but doesn't have the XML cachet DocBook has.

> Cheers,
> Ben

Over and out,

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