Bookshare & O'reilly books make an aggreement
janina at rednote.net
Fri Mar 7 09:50:31 EST 2003
One more important point. Not everything on BookShare is restricted to
the U.S. In particular, the O'Reilly titles are available planet wide.
Of course, if you log in from Saturn, you might have a problem.
Darrell Shandrow writes:
> From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i at azboss.net>
> Hi Steve,
> Bookshare is proprietary enough to assure the copyrights of publishers.
> There are now tools for Linux to unpack the books. No, those tools are not
> open source, but the binaries are available free of charge. There is a cost
> for the service because there are costs incurred by Benetech to run the
> service. :-)
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Holmes" <steve at holmesgrown.com>
> To: "Speakup List" <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 5:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Bookshare & O'reilly books make an aggreement
> > This sounds exciting in a way because I dumpped the safari service I
> > used to have last year when they went with that goddamn java crap and
> > I told them why I was dropping out.
> > The problem here though, Isn't bookshare proprietary? and aren't they
> > windows-only? if yes to the above questions, then it's just another
> > thing that forces a blind person to buy in to over $800 worth of
> > software and maybe even buy winblows just so he/she could use this
> > --
> > Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> > See http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
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