[sword-devel] God's Word translation permission

Michael Paul Johnson sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 16 Feb 2000 09:40:19 -0700

My conversation with Rev. Michael Hackbardt went well. He is not only 
interested in the idea of making the God's Word translation available for 
use with Sword, but excited about it. He wouldn't be releasing the text for 
free, but using the encryption mechanism (or one like it) and selling keys. 
There are still lots of logistics to work out, but this could be good for 
setting a precedent that could make it easier to negotiate with copyright 
owners of translations where there is no good free alternative.


Michael Paul Johnson