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Note: This project is currently inactive (information based on email communications). To help build a public domain search engine, see Appropedia's Public Domain Search. Appropedia is happy to cooperate if there is any need to adapt the search for OLPC's needs. (See the talk page.) --Chriswaterguy 08:15, 18 February 2008 (EST)
  • Interns - If you are interested in this project, add your name to the Interested interns section below along with a brief description of why you're interested and why you'd be a good mentor for this project, along with any specific ideas for execution you might have beyond the project description.
  • Mentors - If you are interested in this project, add your name to the Interested mentors section below along with a brief description of why you're interested and why you'd be a good mentor for this project, along with any specific ideas for execution you might have beyond the project description.
  • Others - If you are interested in this project in a role other than that of potential mentor or potential intern (example: you are an organization, a potential end-user/tester, may have helpful resources, or want to be notified if the project is chosen), add your name to the Other interested parties section below with contact information and details.
  • Everyone - Contribute to the project description on this page, or discuss this project on the associated talk page.

The deadline for editing this proposal or adding yourself to the list is 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) on August 6, 2007.

Project description

There is no set format for this section, and it can be as long or as short as you want. What do you want to do, why do you want to do it, and how will it happen? What kinds of people would be good at working on this? How will you know if you've succeeded? What similar things have been done before? You can supplement (and should) your application with external links to helpful resources, but a reader should be able to understand the project you are proposing even if they only read the abstract you've written here.

From the Free Culture group: We know that there are some sites like this in the works, but we'd like to create something student-friendly that will help people find, format, and print public domain books found on project guttenberg and the internet archive. This is a pretty easy site to make, but it needs to be something non-tech-savvy students feel comfortable with. So a lot of this will focus on aesthetics

Interested interns

Intern name

Contact information, why you'd be good for the job, any specific plans, variants, or details you would personally like to implement and why

  • Gavin Baker. I've been developing the proposal on the FreeCulture.org wiki. Find my contact info on my userpage. Interested in helping as an intern, mentoring an intern, or just generally helping out.

Interested mentors

Mentor name

Contact information, why you'd be good for the job, any specific plans, variants, or details you would personally like to implement and why

  • Gavin Baker. I've been developing the proposal on the FreeCulture.org wiki. Find my contact info on my userpage. Interested in helping as an intern, mentoring an intern, or just generally helping out.

Other interested parties

Name

Contact information, what your interest is

  • Gavin Baker. I've been developing the proposal on the FreeCulture.org wiki. Find my contact info on my userpage. Interested in helping as an intern, mentoring an intern, or just generally helping out.
  • Chriswaterguy - I've created Appropedia's Public Domain Search which is working quite well, giving valuable results (but still needs tweaking to reduce the amount of non-PD hits).
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