Recently, the book policy has been reevaluated, and Manishearth's proposal how to change it seems to be well enough accepted.
What is still missing for the new book policy to become reality, is some people, who are willing to help with editing the new incoming questions and controlling the answers, such that they conform with the needes of the new policy as expl]ained here.
So please come forward and write a short answer, if you are willing to help with this :-)
It is not a big job, as the expected average rate of new incoming such questions when allowed again by the new policy, is about one question per two weeks.
Just 2 more people are needed for the policy to succeed.