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

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Thu Dec 3 06:24:23 EST 2009

Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
> Please revert to the previous version of Read if possible (v77) and
> check if it works.
> I'm trying to reproduce this, but I'm at a conference at the moment
> and can't download vm images.
> Also, regarding Project Gutenberg EPUBs, they are quite shoddy, so we
> should really consider whether including them is a nice idea (I can
> figure out some of the legal issues, but in such a situation it may be
> prudent not to include any EPUB at all)

Yes, I'm not that confident with the Gutenberg ones, either. 
epubbooks.com had really high quality content, but the books are under a 
CC NC & ND license, which causes the issues.

Not sure, maybe we should focus on the newly designed wiki page and 
leave them really out? Sean, what do you think? I'm just saying this 
because I don't have much time today and would either put effort in 
getting the wiki page or the book selection done.

Thanks for the quick reply!

> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:13 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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