apparently the reader is chrome and bookshelf is a means of distribution of contents. I guess the lite is okB.Goode wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:50 pmI was under the impression that Bookshelf was a catalogue and ebook-reader. How would it infringe restrictions on publishing? (But I have the luxury of living in the UK where such things are not - yet - an issue, so I might not be fully informed.)
Is this apparently problematic application included in the 'Desktop Only' or 'Lite' variants of the RasPiOS Buster OS image?
I would expect not. Which might suggest a way forward...
I have passed this one on. Seems extremely bizarre though. Bookshelf simply downloads freely available publications already available from Raspberry PI via other routes.yaolet wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:08 pmHave you guys consulted legal requirements in different jurisdictions regarding electronic publication?
In China you need to be approved and registered with the central publish bureau to be legal. Of course getting such approval without a local entity is almost impossible.
One way to remedy this is to have different store contents for different regions, just like what Apple did with iBook and app store.
Or just remove this from the bundle, let users download this.
Recommended Software is an entire 40 kbyte in size. (That's "k", not "M".) It isn't "bloat".hippy wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:10 pmWouldn't the best option be to move it to Recommended Software rather than make it part of the default install, only include it by default with the Raspberry Pi OS Desktop with Recommended Software install ?
Recommended Software had seemed to be the adopted solution for not adding bloat while allowing easy access to offerings some may want.
And in any case, we've only got a random person on the interweb's opinion that it's a problem.
Changing the mouse-over pop-up to become a 'contents' list of the issue rather than whatever is currently being scraped ( which is a bit inconsistent, messy in places and contains some unescaped HTML, & etc ), would be useful and that could help towards having something searchable.
There was previously an app store on the official Pi OS (can't remember if it was pre-Raspbian). The 'Recommended Software' app is all free stuff, so it wouldn't make sense calling it a 'store'.
I know, my kids used it, B+ era for them. (2B era I think?, to the confusion of my children when they came to look for it again)andrum99 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:58 pmThere was previously an app store on the official Pi OS (can't remember if it was pre-Raspbian). The 'Recommended Software' app is all free stuff, so it wouldn't make sense calling it a 'store'.
why, it is just a place to find your programmes/appsandrum99 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:11 pmThey also contain stuff that costs money, like a real store. Calling something that contains only free stuff a 'store' would be counter-intuitive.
Thanks! I'll pass this on to the people involved!CaptainMidnight wrote: ↑Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:13 pmBookshelf has got to be potentially one of the most underrated included programs preloaded in the latest desktop build !
Not many commercial companies at all, that produce high quality documentatiion for users to buy AND/OR freely download .pdf versions would create a very hand utility that minimises the steps required to go straight to the free .pdf versions of their publications - just wow what an ethical move to try and increase user education.
Personally I've purchased many of the specific subject booklets to then appreciate being able to freely obtain the digital version and vice versa.
I don't understand.andrum99 wrote: ↑Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:46 am
I am not clear on what else a Store would have in it alongside that, what purpose it would be serving, how it would be curated.