High school was wrong. It's good to be a Bookworm

The open-source ePub reader allows you to upload, organize, and read your e-books from the Web on your computer, as well as from Web-capable mobile devices such as the iPhone.

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In our continuing milking of Kindle 2 hype, here's another e-reader story for your reading pleasure.

Bookworm is an open-source ePub reader that allows you to upload, organize, and read your e-books from the Web on your computer, as well as from Web-capable mobile devices including the iPhone.

Once you've downloaded an ePub book, simply upload it via Bookworm's site, and you'll have access to it from your computer or mobile device. If you have an iPhone, there is an option to view in the book in the e-book reader Stanza, if you have that application installed. You'll also be able to pick up where you left off reading as you move across devices.

O'Reilly Labs recently invited principal Bookworm developer Liza Daly to bring the open-source software into O'Reilly Labs' research-and-development space.

Liza had the following to say about the opportunity: "Most importantly, core Bookworm code will remain open-source. If you would like to use Bookworm code, even commercially, you're encouraged to do so."

She continued: "As part of the Labs project, we may add some features that won't be part of the core open-source package. Most other changes will be free and BSD-licensed. We're just beginning to think about where we can take this project."

 

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