This is a purely charitable project offered free to the entire Internet and anyone else who can find their way here.
Most text appears as it was found or scanned in.
DISCLAIMER: One can imagine in their mind's eye more consistent text formats, better organization and all sorts of other wonderful things.
Just because we can imagine such a thing is not a good reason to feel that one must therefore harass someone else to do this. This is a very large collection of text and growing all the time. We rely on volunteers for all work, no one is paid to deal with the OBI.
One of the major purposes of this collection is to try to bring together all this text into one place as a first goal. Most of the text you see here would have been very difficult to locate as it was originally scattered and much of it not available to the public.
In many cases it was only digging up what people out on the net had in their personal directories and never even imagined would be worthwhile putting up for distribution that got significant works here. In other cases people were inspired by the existence of the project to scan or type in texts that never existed in electronic form previously. We always solicit new works which are freely redistributable and will try to find space for them so everyone may access these texts.
The hope is that this is a first, small step in creating massive full-text on-line libraries and will inspire others to do what needs to be done; to accomplish what we all know must be done.
Barry Shein, Brookline, MA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Neither OBI nor Barry Shein makes any warranties, implied or otherwise, regarding:
A) The fitness of any materials in the collection for a particular purpose.
B) Originality or Accuracy of materials nor freedom from corruption either intentional or accidental.
C) Violation of copyright or other intellectual property claims on OBI materials.
Although we try to be careful to only provide freely redistributable texts and other materials errors and misrepresentations to us can and have occurred. OBI is a CHARITABLE effort. If you find a violation please report it to email@example.com and we will make every effort to verify and correct any problems.