[free-sklyarov] Free book terminology (was Things you can't do with ebooks)

Robert Knop rknop at pobox.com
Thu Aug 9 14:08:21 PDT 2001

> > How about a crippleBook?  That refers back to "CrippleWare," the form of
> > ShareWare which had key functionality disabled until you paid the
> > licensing fee.  Not really the same thing, since *here* you pay the
> > licensing fee just to get the crippled version.  But it does get the
> > point across that you're getting something limited.
> Can I just say that widespread use of this term would hurt outreach
> efforts to organizations of/for people with disabilities?   Who would
> _need_ circumvention devices to read some e-books?

Yes, you are probably right.

Ohter possibilities?  limitBook?  leaseBook?


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