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RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/Team

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How to join?Edit

Mailing ListEdit

The first step is to subscribe the freelist where former and current contributors coordinate the progress of the book:

You may also want to follow the hashtag #racattack on twitter to have fresh news about public announcements.

Contributing as Event VolunteerEdit

Volunteers will mentor event participants by explaining the installation flow and helping troubleshooting.

If you want to join an event as volunteer (e.g. OOW13), inform the team through the mailing list ( and put your name into the correspondent table into the Events page:


Once the book will be finished, practice with the installation and be prepared to teach about it.

Contributing as Tester/ReviewerEdit

While the book development is in progress, and mainly when it will be finished, the developers will ask to the mailinglist to start tests. When you're ready to test:

  • Follow carefully all the installation steps
  • Feel free to fix directly all small typos directly in the wikibook.
  • Report to the developers every bigger problem
  • Feel free to discuss/propose improvements

Contributing as DeveloperEdit

Create an account on wikibooks.orgEdit

Then we can all see that you were making changes to pages instead of just seeing your IP address. Also you will get credit in printed books because your username will be printed at the end! Therefor you will become famous and wealthy!

Coordination worksheetEdit

Seth Miller has created a worksheet in GDocs to put the working progress:

Ask him to share it with you.

We use it to track the working progress, to discuss about general topics and to track the need of image uploads.

Manual of styleEdit

Please review and follow the conventions from our Manual of Style

Permissions for Screenshot UploadingEdit

All the screenshots we take may illustrate copyrighted software, so images SHOULD NOT BE UPLOADED THE TRADITIONAL WAY (as creative commons on mediacommons) but they MUST BE UPLOADED DIRECTLY ON WIKIBOOKS as fair use images.

This can be done by using the local special upload page: Make sure to bookmark it.

Uploading the images to wikibooks requires a special grant to the wikibooks users.

In order to be granted, request the Uploader privilege by modifying the page

  • add your name and the reason why you need to become an uploader (you can see our request on the bottom of the page: ludovicocaldara and yvelik, by clicking on the arrow near the exclamation mark below our names).
  • administrators periodically check the page and approve/disapprove the requests.

Legal notice about fair use imagesEdit

The screenshots can be uploaded to wikibooks using the page.

However, be careful when inserting the summary of the image: all the screenshots MUST contain this information into the summary:

|description = <your image description here>
|source = VirtualBox 4.2.14, Microsoft Windows 7, Oracle Database 12c
|date = 2013-07-26
|author = Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, <your name here>

{{non-free use rationale
|module = RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home
|copyrights = Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation
|source = VirtualBox 4.2.12, Microsoft Windows 7, Oracle Database 12c
|not free = Screenshots of proprietary software and websites are copyrighted. It is impossible to create public domain or free screenshots of proprietary software or websites. These screenshots are being used under "fair use" to illustrate how to use certain proprietary software.
|rationale = This book is being written to teach beginners how to use specific proprietary computer software. It is basically impossible to teach this without illustrations - i.e. screenshots. For all practical purposes, this educational book requires the use of screenshots.

Moreover, in the upload page, there's a combo box, we must select "Screenshot includes software interface".

This will save us from complaints or image deletion.

Few images to uplaodEdit

If you do not want to request the Uploader permission and upload the images yourself, let us know ( We would be happy to upload the images for you.

Current Book DevelopersEdit

Name Personal Site/about Wikibooks permissions
Ludovico Caldara , @ludodba , , Uploader
Yury Velikanov,, @yvelik Uploader
Seth Miller Uploader
Alvaro Miranda , Uploader
Wes Gibbs Uploader