[Sugar-devel] Making Read read everything [WAS: Re: FBReader]

Bryan Berry bryan at olenepal.org
Wed Mar 18 08:09:22 EDT 2009

that's a great idea Manu,

I also like calibre. I highly recommend you talk w/ Pratham Books. They
are a great organization and are putting out a lot of the READ India
books as e-books under CC 3.0 . You should talk w/ Gautam John
gautam at prathambooks.org . He is a great guy

here in Nepal, we really need a decent itunes-for-e-books app as well.

On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 17:19 +0530, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
> Hi Manu,
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Manusheel Gupta <manu at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Sayamindu,
> >
> > I have been thinking on the lines of "itunes for e-books". You might want to
> > have a look at the attached functional specification document.
> >
> > I initially planned to use a closed format - LRF, which is used in Sony
> > readers. I have mentioned about this in the document. Sony readers are very
> > commonly used in India, and a number of South-Asian countries. That said, I
> > am also open to using Mobipocket and OEB, the open source counterpars to
> > LRF. Need to investigate their performance.
> >
> > Will be posting this idea at GSoC this year. Would be great if someone could
> > work with us on this project.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Manu
> >
> Sounds like a good idea.
> I think there is something called Calibre
> (http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/) which does many of the things you
> mention. You may want to look at that.
> Cheers,
> Sayamindu
Bryan W. Berry
Technology Director
OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org

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