Originally Posted by HarryT
Sorry, I didn't express myself very well. You're right - ADE does do all the rendering. What I meant was that you don't have to pay Adobe their large fee if all you want is ePub rendering, because ePub is very easy to render, being HTML-based. The reason that a company licences ADE from Adobe is to be able to use DRM-protected books, which (other than B&N) all use Adobe's encryption technology.
Ok, I did not think Amazon wouldn't want to pay i think that from the way it seems Amazon built the Kindle (all in-house software wise) It seems unlikely they would want to take anything more then the drm parts of Abobes. I wonder if maybe eventually enough people talking about getting books from libraries will convince them it wont destroy their bottom line?