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Re: Project Gutenberg

Today, Ralf Treinen <treinen@debian.org> wrote:
> viral@seul.org wrote
>> I was wondering that the work done by Project Gutenberg
>> (http://sailor.gutenberg.org) should be made available through debian.
> This came already to discussion some months ago when someone proposed to
> package the constitution of Finland.

Yes. The same point was made when "anarchism" was packaged. Gutenberg
seems to be a nice argument when it comes to massive data that is not
really debian-rele^W^W^W^W^W^W.
(No, I will not go there, and I hope that you won't, either (-8)

> The point is that packaging all of the Gutenberg files would take huge
> disk space, and the "added value" of debian packaging would be quite small
> since downloading files from Gutenberg is very easy.

A gutenberg index and retrieval program, OTOH...
(mental note: must write this)

> Ralf.

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