Contributed by pitrh on from the it came from the fjords dept.
More details are to be found over at Peter's blog, but the main item is that the first physical copy of the new edition ever touched by and subsequently signed by its author is up on an ebay auction where all proceeds will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. For unsuccessful bidders, Peter urges them to donate the amount of their highest bid to the OpenBSD Foundation.
For this edition, for a limited time only, there will be a
Book of PF AuctionYou have a chance to own the first author signed copy of The Book of PF, 3rd edition.
The auction is up at http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Book-of-PF-3rd-ed-signed-by-the-author-First-Copy-signed-/321563281902? - I'll look into extending the auction period, for some odd reason the max offered was 10 days. If your bid is not the successful one, I strongly urge you to make a direct donation of the same amount to the OpenBSD Foundation instead.
I've signed the book, and will fill in the missing spaces once we have the name and amount:
The first signed copy, and incidentally also the first copy my wife picked out of the first box we opened, will come with this inscribed in my handwriting on the title page:
FOR (your name)
Winner of the 2014 Book of PF Auction
Thank you for Supporting OpenBSD with your
(CAD, USD or EUR amount) donation
Bergen, (date), (my signature)
That's just for your reference. My handwriting is not a pretty sight at the best of times, and when you, the lucky winner, receive the book it's entirely reasonable that you will not be able to dechipher the scrawls at all.
If you think your chances of actually winning are not worth considering, please head over to the OpenBSD donations or orders page and spend some of your (or your boss') hard earned cash!
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