kindlepid.py is a small Python script allowing you to derive a Mobipocket-compatible personal identifier (PID) for your Kindle reader. This PID in itself has nothing at all to do with reading any copyrighted content. It is only used to make legitimate e-book purchases at stores other than Amazon's.
Since the script enables book purchases for the Kindle at sites other than Amazon, is Amazon trying to build an eBook monopoly?
Here's the deal: I am a hair stylist for a salon. I am also a long-time Linux user (pre 2.0 kernel circa 1995). I am not, unfortunately, a developer. I have been combing the net for an application to use at our salon for booking of clients, stylists calendars, inventory, and client information. The program must be open source, and run on Linux. The problems are:
1) I have no budget for this.
2) All salon software seems to be Windows or Mac only.
I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.