[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] [Please Read] SoaS v2 RC Issues

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 05:07:00 EST 2009

Yes, the SFC has agreed to make a legal recommendation for or against
bundling some eBooks with a Sugar distribution, but we will certainly
not have a response by today.

We will deal with this by promoting the new eBooks wiki page in the
two guest blog posts.

I will have the press release draft later on (deadline is late afternoon EST)



On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is a very quick update on the current state of SoaS v2.
> We discovered on Tuesday that we wouldn't be able to ship content due to
> legal concerns that was originally intended to be included and discussed
> how to proceed in the last two days. Specifically, we won't include
> anything that contains a CreativeCommons NC or ND clause, or any
> equivalent license.
> Hence, we're going to ship only books from Project Gutenberg. I've taken
> the task of replacing all books in question with adequate alternatives.
> Please speak up if you've any book suggestion that:
>    * is illustrated
>    * comes from Project Gutenberg
>    * is preferably in a language other than English (not required)
> On the other hand, while testing another RC locally in a VM, I figured
> that Read crashed when attempting to *scroll* through an .epub file.
> Additionally, one isn't able to open the content afterwards.
> This is almost certainly a blocker, but we *will* need to create the
> master image this afternoon (Central European Time). If you've a spare
> minute, please help us out here!
> Thanks,
> --Sebastian
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