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  •  Well, I don't know how you can call them (2+ / 0-)
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    proprietary. The books themselves would be more easily produced by just about anybody with the knowledge, just as iPhone apps are. You do have to upgrade to Lion to use the authoring software, but it is otherwise free.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 03:41:16 PM PST

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    •  license requires (3+ / 0-)
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      that if you want to sell books created with the authoring system they must be sold through apple. You could export your book to an open publishing format but nearly none of the bells and whistles would work. Definitely coercive, imo.

      •  I hadn't read that far, thanks. (0+ / 0-)

        I suppose somebody will come up with something similar for Android-based systems as has happened with phone apps. Now if somebody tells me that Apple claims copyright to the books produced with their system, that would be worse.

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:42:48 PM PST

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