[IAEP] R: [SoaS] E-Books for Sugar on a Stick (Blueberry)

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Nov 19 05:15:43 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 00:04, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tomeu,
> Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive already will host any book
> that is in the public domain.  (I think they'll take Creative Commons
> stuff too).  Most of the books are in English because that's the
> native language of most of the volunteers, but that could change if it
> needed to.  I remember a factoid from a few years ago that by
> such-and-such a date the most web pages would be in Chinese.  I don't
> know if that ever happened, but if a few people in non-English
> speaking countries decided to scan in all their public domain books
> and proofread the results that could change things very quickly.
> The Internet Archive has the complete works of Jules Verne translated
> to Yiddish.  They also have a bunch of books in Arabic that seem to be
> popular downloads.  PG has books in Esperanto.  They really will take
> anything in the public domain.
> Sugar already has readers for the most popular free ebook formats.  We
> have several apps to search for ebooks, with Sayamindu's
> OPDS-supporting Get Books on the way.  With any luck that will create
> a demand for more free ebooks and the rest will follow.

Agreed, I also think it's a matter of time, just would like to know
what we can do to accelerate this process.



> James Simmons
>> Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 19:14:16 +0100
>> From: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
>> Subject: Re: [IAEP] R: [SoaS] E-Books for Sugar on a Stick (Blueberry)
>> To: Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Sugar-Labs Mailing lists <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>,        iaep
>>        <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>, Yama Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com>,        Carlo
>>        Falciola <cfalciola at yahoo.it>
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>> Can we make Sugar a good platform for publishing e-books? Anybody has
>> already thought of what it would take?
>> Regards,
>> Tomeu

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