[sword-devel] Distribution of BHS

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 14:48:29 -0700 (PDT)

We aren't using the OTA version.  I forget where we got ours, but I'm sure
it carried someone's copyright notice on it.  If we convert to another
text source, like the OTA, then we can unlock.

I know there are a number of people working on BHS texts in various
encodings.  If one of you wants to send a text that we can distribute and
that is in some standard encoding scheme, I can create a SWORD module for
it within a day.

--Chris Little

On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 barrett@almaden.ibm.com wrote:

> I am interested in working with the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS --
> standard Hebrew bible) text.  (I've already done some work to convert it to
> RTF using the SIL Hebrew fonts).  I noticed that the SWORD download area
> lists it as a locked text.  However the Oxford Text Archive where I got my
> copy lists the distribution conditions as: "Freely available for
> non-commercial use provided that the header is included in its entirety
> with any copy distributed". [You can find this yourself by going to
> http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/ and searching for "Biblia Hebraica" and then
> clicking on "More Info"].
> So I was wondering what the real story is.  Does that mean that the SWORD
> BHS module can be unlocked?
> thanks,
> Rob