From Apress and Springer:
Apress, a leading publisher of technology books, announces the launch of ApressOpen, a program that offers technology companies and professionals the opportunity to publish technical and business content under an open access model.
With ApressOpen, content will be freely available through multiple online distribution channels and electronic formats with the goal of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content to the worldwide community.
In support of this launch, we are also pleased to announce that Apress is working with Intel Corporation to publish at least 10 books under the ApressOpen brand. Intel is providing assistance with content architecture with resources from their Industry Education Office.
ApressOpen content will be distributed on SpringerLink as well as on Apress.com, Intel.com, and all major eBook and database platforms.