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Deploy360 14 March 2014

Seeking Reviewers – Open Source Courseware for IPv6 Computer Networking

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

Computer Networking open source coursewareWould you be interested in reviewing a computer networking course book that is being updated for IPv6 and is available as an open source document for all to use? We learned a bit ago that professor Olivier Bonaventure at the Universite catholique de Louvain in Belgium is seeking reviewers for his draft 2nd edition of “Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice” that he has updated for IPv6. The book can be found at:


although what is perhaps more interesting is that Professor Bonaventure has made the book available on Github at:


It is available for anyone to use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.  He is seeking comments about the book and asking people to raise new issues on Github at:


where you can see that some reviewers have already filed a number of suggestions and bug reports.

We understand that the goal of Professor Bonaventure and his team is to develop a more finished version of this 2nd edition by the middle of this year and we commend them on this effort.  These kind of courseware books / modules that can be used at universities and other training centers are definitely welcome.  We look forward to adding this course book to our IPv6 Training page as it continues to evolve.

If you have a bit of time to read through the book, Professor Bonaventure and his team would no doubt appreciate any feedback you may have!


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