About This FAQ

Intended audience

This FAQ is primarily intended for those who create eBook content and need a quick and relatively painless introduction to the Open eBook Publication Structure and the technologies underlying it. It is not intended for hardcore developers, though some sections may be useful to them. It is not intended for people who read but do not produce eBooks, though they may find it of interest.

To reduce the burden of FAQ maintenance, this FAQ avoids mention of specific software and hardware whenever possible. This unfortunately reduces its usefulness to those trying to integrate OEB Publications into publishing workflows, but the danger of obsolescence has been judged greater than the benefit of the additional information.

Copyright © 2001–2002 Dorothea Salo. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.

Officiality (or lack thereof)

This FAQ is neither endorsed nor ratified in any way by the Open eBook Forum or any of its member organizations or participants. All errors, infelicities, and unpopular opinions are the sole responsibility of Dorothea Salo. Dorothea is not a lawyer; nothing in this FAQ represents legal advice. Anyone with intellectual-property or other legal concerns is strongly advised to contact a competent attorney.

(Brief first-person statement: Errors of fact will be cheerfully corrected when brought to my attention. I make no apology for the statements of opinion sprinkled throughout this FAQ, nor will I remove them on mere grounds that they anger someone, though I welcome discussion of anything I say that proves controversial.)

This FAQ is not intended as a substitute for reading the Open eBook Publication Structure. Many features this FAQ mentions are more fully explained there.


(Last updated February 8, 2002)