Okay... I'm a recent college grad with just an Associates Degree. I'm coming into a tough job market wondering if I even have a chance at finding an IT job. I have a vague idea of using my knowledge to create very refined tutorials for things like Linux or maybe even a little bit of BSD. I would look into putting out stuff through Kindle or Nook. The world of self-startup is where I feel lost and unsure. I always think there is some form or license or tax or copyright law that will trip me up. In terms of this idea, I'm wondering if I should write to GNU? If I wanted to write about Ubuntu, would I need permission from Canonical? Or can people take Open Source info and just run with it? Either to make new programs, distros, or even publish guides on them?