I've been reading more books on my Kindle recently, for a variety of reasons (can read/sync on iOS app, slightly cheaper, no need to receive a physical package). I'm also looking at buying a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite

BUT I feel bad using such a closed/proprietary system. Think I've lamented this on here before, but wish there was a more open alternative...? Does Kobo[1] fall into that category?

us.kobobooks.com/

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@schlink I have a Kobo, it's nice, easy to sideload books from Project Gutenberg and ones I buy from Humble Bundle or No Starch Press (rip O'Reilly). I use Calibre to manage my ebooks and have only ever bought one book from Kobo. calibre-ebook.com/

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