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@node About this book
@section About this book
-The books (described as ``book'' or ``books'' in the following) bundled as
-the ``GNUnet Reference Manual'' are based on the historic work of all
-contributors to GNUnet's documentation. The documentation existed in
-various formats before it came to be in the format you are currently
-reading. It is our hope that the content is described in a way that does
-not require any academic background, although some concepts will require
-further reading.
+The books (described as ``book'' or ``books'' in the following)
+bundled as the ``GNUnet Reference Manual'' are based on the historic
+work of all contributors to GNUnet's documentation. It is our hope
+that the content is described in a way that does not require any
+academic background, although some concepts will require further
+reading.
Our (long-term) goal with these books is to keep them self-contained. If
you see references to Wikipedia and other external sources (except for
@@ -47,7 +46,8 @@ what GNUnet tries to achieve.
GNUnet in its current version is the result of almost 20 years of work
from many contributors. So far, most contributions were made by
-volunteers or people paid to do fundamental research. Thus,
+volunteers or people paid to do fundamental research. At this stage,
+GNUnet remains an experimental system where
significant parts of the software lack a reasonable degree of
professionalism in its implementation. Furthermore, we are aware of a
significant number of existing bugs and critical design flaws, as some