[sword-devel] Wooing publishing houses

alecg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 22 Jul 2000 20:42:02 -0700


I talked to a guy who does specialty-bible editing about how to sell
Nelson and the rest on letting us distribute their translations (or
paraphrases) with Sword. He had two suggestions that seemed novel to me.

The first was that we should have a plug for them: a hyperlink on the
UI that linked to a page where a print copy could be bought.

The second was a method for insuring that the translation had not been
tampered with. Perhaps a checksum for those modules that insist on it
compiled in to SWORD would do the job? (I think this objection is rather
silly, anyone could say anything they said was from translation x
and be lying about it. Still, the publishers would probably feel
better if there was some sort of authentication mechanism.)

On a different subject, has anyone considered porting sword to the
Palm? If the modules could be compressed with bzip2 it might be made
to fit. I would love to do it, but I am just learning C++ and have
never ported a thing before in my life.

Grace and peace,

Alexander Garden

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