"I will edit 100 pages for Project Gutenberg's Distributed Proofreaders site (www.pgdp.net) during the month of July but only if 50 other people will do the same."
— Jeff Rigsby, open-source maven
Deadline to sign up by: 30th June 2005
96 people signed up (46 over target)
With few exceptions, every written work published before 1923 is now in the public domain. Wouldn't it be great if all those texts were available free of charge on the Internet?
Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org) is making it happen, with the help of an innovative volunteer service called Distributed Proofreaders (www.pgdp.net).
If you're one of those people who gets all headachey when you see "it's" in place of "its", DP needs your help. Tens of thousands of pages of text, from works in every conceivable genre, have already been optically scanned and are waiting for a few thousand nitpicking sub-editors to proofread, double-check and then format in HTML. The work can be done anywhere with Web access... in your slow moments at work, perhaps?
We're putting the sum of human knowledge online, one book at a time. Join us.
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