Discussion: Project Gutenberg Repository Fuels iBookstore

Apple has decided to use the 30,000 or so books in the Project Gutenberg repository in the iBookstore. As was noted over at AppleInsider.com:

The move to include Gutenberg’s large library of public domain titles will not only help fill out Apple’s new marketplace for books, but will also prevent the iPad’s ebook library from being overrun with multiple versions of public domain books wrapped up in a trivial app package by third party developers hoping to take advantage of public domain content.

I feel like giving a shout out to Apple for taking this step to prevent not only multiple copies of the same book, but profiteers trying to make a quick buck off public domain works. Good job, Apple!


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