O'Reilly Safaribooksonline goes proprietary

strk strk at keybit.net
Tue Nov 17 08:33:05 UTC 2009

In case the statement will be made, consider to add that 
Gnash developers would be happy to offer consulting or development
services to O'Reilly to plug this leak.


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On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 09:00:10PM +0100, Markus Fischer wrote:
> 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:
> http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/10/safari-books-online-60-a-cloud.html
> 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
> Luzern

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