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Old 02-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #326
J.C.
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Mmm, I've nothing against the .mobi format, and if indeed only the DRM part is proprietary as is suggested by those apps that can convert and create then indeed only DRMed .mobi books will die out.
Taking that as a given though, there is no reason to assume that an open format won't succeed if chosen, look at the .epub format for example its foothold has been growing constantly and at heart it is just html/css in a compressed form.

This isn't the "standards" kool-aid, its the 'open format' kool-aid, and everyone who could care less about drm is on it.
No one in their right mind would pay licensing fees to create a book or a reader for a proprietary format without compelling reasons and the only significant reason was drm.
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