[sword-devel] Important! Texts from Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, please help!

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 13:09:16 -0700

> Here I say the SWORD modules are usable under Windows as well.
> I hope this is no problem.
> Yes! This is a problem. For the Windows-sector we have own products on the market.
> They are so powerful and bulletproofed that from our view there is no real need for more
> programs. Such a step must be thought of very well. Next to the pure costs there are costs
> for consulting and transparency. The question is, whether the sources are the same for
> Windows and Unix and if there are possibilities to use the data only with one of the
> operating systems?
> To offer texts for a Windows-Program is because of the mentioned points another step
> for us, which we need to think about very carefully, which also had implications on
> the price of the offered texts.

	I would tell them, Yes, the module is exactly the same for both
operating systems.  There would be nothing, by default, to hinder a user
from buying the linux module and then installing it into our windows
software.  We could, if necessary, write software to prevent most users
from doing this, but would like to allow them to do so, if there is any
way possible for them to allow this.

> This is the current status. I need your help here what to say.
> Do we agree on making texts only available for Unix or do we say we want to
> support both systems? I don't really know where to go from here, I'm also a
> bit biased since I use Linux and many others would probably be disappointed
> if they could not use texts on Windows.
> I though would argue that we need one publisher who gives SWORD-copies of their
> texts and if it would only be for Unix. We then had a better stand to get others to join
> us if they see they're not the first.

I agree here.  We'll take what we can get.  If linux only, then linux
only.  My hope is, obviously, for a 'general module', not specific to
any platform, and I don't understand why they would want to hinder a
person from purchasing the package and running it on windows, but again,
we'll take what we can get.  You and this situation are in my prayers.


> However, this is my point, please help me folks!
> kind regards,
> Torsten Uhlmann
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