generic vs closed platforms
Posted Jan 20, 2012 12:24 UTC (Fri) by fb
In reply to: generic vs closed platforms
Parent article: LCA: Addressing the failure of open source
To my knowledge, most books are only available with DRM. Note that I am aware of Baen, and O'Reilly.
There is a real lack of DRM-free books. There may be no lack of such for sci-fi or computing titles, but -to the best of my knowledge- most fiction (still under copyright) is only available with DRM. Trust me, for languages other than English the situation is even worse.
How many books from the last 30 Nobel prize of literature winners are available DRM-free? (Heck, how many of the books written by the winners of any Nobel prize in the last 30 years are available DRM-free?) If you are US-minded, from the last 30 Pulitzer prize winners, how many books are available DRM-free?
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