O'Reilly Safaribooksonline goes proprietary

Markus Fischer mf at fsfe.org
Mon Nov 16 20:00:10 UTC 2009

Safaribooks online were availabe in HTML-View for a long time and
were accessible with free software.

Now the O'Reilly Safari team has decided to stop this and deliver
online books in Adobe flash format only for online reading.
As expected gnash does not work.

This means reading and browsing O'Reilly books online is no more 
possible with free software.

Looking at Tim O'Reilly's statement does not increase hope in this case:


I think FSFE and should make a very clear statement in this case
as many sites are no more accessible for free software users these days.

Markus Fischer

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