[sword-devel] locked modules

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 22 Nov 2000 19:09:47 GMT

I agree with Chris.

I haven't looked at the application that is used to download files, but I
think that it would be good to display text concerning the copyright
problem, and the proper person(s) to contact by the user (if we have it

This should minimize unproductive load on the server, and also eliminate at
least some of the misunderstandings.  It should also be a good way to keep
the issue in front of the users...

Chris Little writes:

> This has been brought up before, but not in fairly long while.  I'm
> beginning to side with those people who think the locked modules should not
> be on the webpage for download along with all the other (free) modules.  I
> understand both the side of those who want to take them down because we may
> not have the legal right to post them (even locked) and they just cause
> confusion of our users.  I also understand the other side that reasons that
> having the modules posted allows people to see some of the work yet to be
> done in writing to publishers for permission.  I would suggest that, maybe
> when we finalize a new site design, we segregate locked modules from free
> modules entirely.  We could keep them listed on a separate page to show
> users what they could get to use, if they wanted to do a little letter
> writing.  Locked module issues continue to be a source of confusion for
> users, judging by their feedback & questions.
> How are the new site designs going, BTW?
> --Chris

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