[sword-devel] JFB Commentary Question

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:29:10 -0700

> > Next thing is I'm going to take a look at how it's made up and see how
> > much work it would take to convert the NET bible (from
> > http://www.bible.org/netbible/netbhtm.zip ).  It's fast
> becoming one of my
> > most used versions.  Don't hold your breath though - it may take me a
> > while to get into it.
> I hope you got permission to distribute it - i know that they
> charge for the
> Logos version.  I'm pretty sure that the license says that you must have
> permission from bible.org before you can distribute it.

If we did it using HREFCom like it sounds like Barry is proposing, we
wouldn't actually be distributing the NET.  Better yet, we could make an
even smarter HREF class, capable of parsing the HTML for specific portions.
For example, if you request John 1:1, it would retrieve all of John 1 from
bible.org but parse out and return only 1:1 to the front end.  It wouldn't
be searchable, but it would be legal.

I doubt the owners of the NET would appreciate it, but for some reason I've
got little sympathy for a commercial organization that owns bible.ORG.