RE: Floss manuals for people with vision impairment

  • From: "Homme, James" <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:44:21 -0400

Hi Chris,
I'd be glad to convert for people as I have the time.


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From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Hofstader
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:21 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Floss manuals for people with vision impairment

Isn't there a tool somewhere that converts PDF to html?

I don't want to ask the Floss people to do anything much beyond sending us 
their books.

On Mar 30, 2010, at 6:20 PM, Jared Wright wrote:

Seconding Sina, I know they said PDF is easier, but if they could produce HTML 
editions without too much inconvenience it'd be fantastic.


On 3/30/2010 3:53 PM, Chris Hofstader wrote:

Deborah, the FSF membership coordinator, and I sent an email to the person in 
charge of Floss Manuals, the company that published the command line tutorial I 
mentioned earlier. Adam says that almost all of their books use GPL as their 
license and that he can provide their entire catalogue in PDF rolled up into a 
big .tar
file. His note is below.

This is all happening pretty fast so I haven't had the chance to take a look at 
the rest of the books they have but I'd bet that some will interest some of you.

If Jamal or Elf want, they can take the entire .tar open it up and put as much 
as they like on their sites. If PDF needs to be converted to text, I'm sure 
that won't be too hard.

Begin forwarded message:

From: adam hyde <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>

hey Chris and Deborah,

All books from FLOSS Manuals are available under a free license and you
are welcome to use them as you choose for free as long as the same
license is maintained (we use the GPL for all books except 3 or 4 which
are either CC-BY-SA or FDL). We can provide PDF, plain html (each book
on one page) or odt. Probably for us the PDF is the easiest to provide.

Here is an example of a PDF from us:

we can provide you with a tar of all the manuals in pdf if you like...


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