[bt-devel] Your BibleStudy Howto - license questions

Martin Gruner mg.pub at gmx.net
Wed Apr 2 09:14:18 MST 2008

Dear Bob,

thank you for your kind email and your permission to offer the howto under 
cc-by-sa license, so that we can expand it in future. I'm going to change the 
license right away.

I am very interested in other material that you have to offer. Please send it 
to me.

Thanks and best regards,


Am Dienstag, 1. April 2008 schrieb Mr Robert Harman:
> Dear Martin,
>   Thank you for trying again.  I tried to reply earlier but it bounced back
> to me.
>   I am happy to release the licensing to Bible Time as in the referenced
> website, so that it can be adapted and used freely.
>   Maybe there are some other topics that would be of interest?  I'm working
> on one now about the gospel and 3 major worldviews which has opened my eyes
> to wonderful things I never understood before.  I'd be happy to send it on
> to you to see if it is useful.
> All His and my best,
> Bob Harman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin Gruner" <mg.pub at gmx.net>
> To: <robear521 at verizon.net>
> Cc: "BibleTime development" <bt-devel at crosswire.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:06 PM
> Subject: Your BibleStudy Howto - license questions
> > Dear Bob,
> >
> > (I received your email address from NCC after some research. Hope this is
> > ok.)
> >
> > back in 2001 you developed a bible study howto and gave us (the BibleTime
> > project, http://bibletime.info) permission to distribute it as part of
> > our Software. We are very grateful for that, and your howto has found
> > many readers, also from other parts of the world.
> >
> > You gave us permission to distribute the howto without modification. This
> > has
> > caused trouble with some linux distributors who only distribute free (as
> > in
> > Open Source) material, they decided to take the howto out for this
> > reason. In
> > addition, I would like to have the option to continue developing the
> > howto.
> >
> > Therefore I want to ask you if you can license your howto to us under the
> > conditions of the GNU GPL, GNU FDL or the CC-BY-SA
> > (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), or transfer the
> > copyright to
> > us entirely. This would eliminate the problems with the distributors and
> > allow us to build on the foundation you laid, extending the howto to
> > perhaps
> > cover additional topics. (Maybe you would even be interested in extending
> > the
> > Howto yourself?)
> >
> > Please let us know if this would be an option for you.
> >
> > Thank you. Best regards,
> >
> > Martin Gruner

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