Talk:World Public Library

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Is the page intended to be replaced by Ebook_collections?? --Walter 04:40, 28 April 2007 (EDT)

Not really. This page contains the original text of the Ebook collections page, apparently put there by a company that wants to be the standard source of OLPC eBooks. However, Sj says on the eBook collections page that there will be no official source of eBooks, so these two pages definitely cover different things.
As for whether or not it should be deleted, I'm not sure. On the one hand, the World Public Library may be providing a useful resource; I believe they have some stuff that Project Gutenberg doesn't, for instance. On the other hand, their offerings don't quite satisfy the requirements on the Ebook collections page, in that the downloaded books are neither freely modifiable nor redistributable without restriction. To make this "OLPC eBook Collection", they are essentially recopyrighting public domain books, adding both conditions for use and advertisements for their paid-members-only book collection. That they emphasize the FREEness of the collection over the added restrictions seems somewhat disingenuous. —Joe 14:18, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

I believe the confusion is that one of the editors of this wiki has deleted the URL where you can FREELY download more than a 1,000 eBooks specifically made for the OLPC folks. If you look at the page history you see what I mean. Please visit http://www.schoollibrary.com/OLPC/ to download the titles.

I've looked at the page history, and I see edits made by two groups: one group posts positive material about World Public Library, ignoring its content restrictions, and another group (including site administrators) posts concerns about incompatibility with the OLPC's goals and tags the page for deletion. In ignoring the concerns posted in the article and on this discussion page, the first group is behaving like spammers. Have you read the Ebook collections page? Does the World Public Library have material that meets these guidelines? The OLPC has policies against distributing material that imposes certain restrictions on its users, even if the material is provided free-of-charge. If the content from the World Public Library does not meet these standards, then the page needs to note this fact, not just to proclaim that the content is "FREE". See the Adobe Flash and Fluendo mp3 decoder articles for examples of other "free" products with such disclaimers. —Joe 16:22, 13 January 2008 (EST)

THis page is an advertisement

This page is an advertisement for a company which sells ebooks. They only sell ENglish language ebooks which suggests that they are not terribly relevant to OLPC projects in non-ENglish speaking countries.

It may not be their fault that they don't have a non-english ebooks. This should be a challenge to anyone who has wrote non-english ebooks to donate it to OLPC project. -- Creek23 16:39, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

This page should be deleted, as should other thinly veiled ads which only serve to drive traffic to a commercial site.

It seems that all ebook has direct link. Yes they are commercial, but think of this collection of ebooks as their donation/contribution to the OLPC project. -- Creek23 16:39, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Please do not delete. Our intention is to provide background information regarding the Open Access project OLPC eBook Collection and the company that is producing it for you.

Please remove this request for deletion.

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