[bksvol-discuss] Re: page numbers and student contest

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:13:44 -0500 (EST)

There is a degree of irony in all this.  BookShare spends much of its 
resources going after the school and student market.
Yet, it continues, through the use of its stripper, to perform a major 
disservice to that very market.

Jake may have hit upon the best solution of incorporating the stripper 
into the unpacking utility.
That way, one could strip a book when desired or avoid it similarily.
And if one kept their unpacked copies of books, one could have the best of 
both worlds with the same book as circumstances dictated.

There may be problems with Jake's proposed solution.  We do not know who 
owns the rights to the stripper whether it is BookShare itself or if it's 
a 3rd party.
If the latter, that entity would have to give BeneTech a licensing 
agreement for such use.
If the former, Benetech might not want to include the coding into an 
outside product.

If this isn't an issue, then there is the important point of rewriting the 
unpack utility.
Does BookShare have the resources (and would it be willing to commit them) 
for such a project?

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