[sword-devel] Some ideas

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 25 Feb 2000 09:44:33 +0000

James Gross wrote:

> Good evening all.
> I have been doing some thinking about a "problem" that was the center of
> discussion for several weeks recently.  The "problem" centered around
> copyrighted texts and the publisher's reluctance to give us permission to
> distribute them freely.  My take on the subject is that we can not support
> the necessary time, money and resources to sell stuff from the site, and the
> publishers don't want to give the Word away for free. I also understand that
> the Projects status as a non-profit organization might be placed in jeopardy
> if we sell things from it. My email is not intended to stir up more
> contraversy but to make a suggestion which could benefit both the Project
> and the publishers.
> ...

I think that could be a good call, James.  The only problem i can see that
might arise is a deluge of support questions.  Maybe a three-way agreement
could cover that issue as well.

"He must become greater; i must become less." - John 3:30