[kwlug-disc] FLOSS fund nominee: Project Gutenberg

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Nov 3 10:43:27 EST 2009

Yes, a very worthy project.  Some of you know I do this to a smaller 
extent myself.  I'm hoping to have in the neighbourhood of 100K pages 
online from my books in the next year or so.  For those that aren't 
aware of how this works, books that are very roughly 100 years old are 
copyright free - those are the books that are being digitized. 

Chris Frey wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to nominate Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/)
> as a FLOSS fund recipient.  I don't see it in the list at
> http://www.kwlug.org/node/459
> Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free
> electronic books.  It contains over 2 million free eBooks in its catalog,
> in various formats, and has served over 100 million downloads.
> Project Gutenberg was founded by Michael Hart, who can be thought of as
> the Richard Stallman of the free etext / eBook world.  Due to his
> vision and the work of many volunteers, millions of public domain books 
> now have free digital equivalents.
> They accept paypal donations on their website.
> Thanks,
> - Chris
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