Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CPUG papers - even better that R80 book

The last year I have made an announcement that four people decided to write a book about R80. Since then we, the authors, were working on multiple challenges, such as different writing styles, four time zone, variety of interests and preferred subjects, and finally, long delays around R80 management and gateway releases.

We have produced tons of content, we have spent multiple personal hours discussing the project, its structure, deadlines and its commercial models.

Finally, pushed back by long anticipated R80 gateway then is still not around, we have decided to revisit the original idea of a book. Then, we invented CPUG papers.

With the CPUG papers, we embrace different styles, interests and backgrounds. We are not able to release chapter, or papers, as we call them, gradually once each piece is ready. And, most importantly, we want our work to be available to the community free of charge. Today, the first CPUG paper is published: Brief History of Check Point Firewalls.

There are PDF and ePub version of the paper. All you need to access them is CPUG membership.

Thanks all for your interest and your comments.

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  1. Hi, I look forward to it. Read the first paper today and it was nice to get an insight of the history. How often will you release new "papers"?

    1. I am glad you liked it.

      I am planning to release my Paper 2 by the next week. Other authors will be releasing their parts as soon as each one is ready.

      Basically you can expect 1 or 2 papers each month

  2. Releasing this free of charge is an amazing gesture that really show your commitment to the community. I followed your initial announcement and knew i'd be ready to pay for that kind of literature. Great work to all of you!

  3. Perfect Papers! Read all of them and I can't wait to read more of them.

    I think that this strategy of releasing Papers intstead of a book is mir flexible for you. I like the Papers and I also would donate money for your work.

    Great work, go on and thank you for your effort.

    1. Thanks, Dominik. The donation link is at the end of the post