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"Why Closed Books are So 19th Century?"

The highlight of today's news item is that there's a new essay titled "Why Closed Books are So 19th Century?":

And despite all that, we can often see that books are getting published on paper, and either completely not available online, or their free re-distribution is restricted. They are often available on Peer-to-Peer networks or illegally, but their use is still restricted, and complicates things.

In this article, I'd like to note why non-open books (or at least books that are not available online) are as pointless as non-open-source software.

The other changes are more minor:


Tags: 19th century, books, closed, closed books, creative commons, foss, freedom, online, open, open-source, vim
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