About DocBook

  • format which is particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software

  • can store not only a documentation, but also general books and articles, web-sites, slides, thesis, …

  • SGML/XML based

  • open and platform neutral

  • stable—DocBook is used and developed since 1991

  • standardized—DocBook development is done under OASIS

    OASIS takes care about many other open formats, including OpenDocument

  • DocBook users: software vendors (Novell, Sun, HP), publishing houses (O'Reilly), open-source projects (Linux, FreeBSD, PHP, RedHat, …)