[sword-devel] Creating sword modules
Sun, 02 Dec 2001 22:04:06 +1100
If you are getting a half million downloads, I wouldn't be at all
surprised if you could do a lot
better than 10,000 x $10. After all there's probably a bunch of these
same people paying
multi-times that amount for commercial products as well.
If crosswire's goal is to give stuff away, I would think you need to get
a licencing deal
done just so you can play in the same league. As an example, I know a
retired lady, who
can ill-afford to be buying software, recently spent about $60 I think
for some bible
program. While you and I would like to be able to give her say NIV free,
be doing the world a service if we could give it to her for $10 and save
Chris Little wrote:
>>Well this text came from an old BibleSource program, published by
>>Zondervan, so I guess that's good news.
>>Has there been direct contact with any of the publishers? I
>>thought that a lot of them would be happy to have people
>>product. There seem to be a lot of bible programs on the market that
>>must have done a deal with them.
>Zondervan is only interested in sources of reliable, large profits.
>>From our statistics, which show us serving about half a million books
>per year, I would assume 10,000 people would probably be willing to pay
>$10 for an NIV license to meet Zondervan's quota for that. I'm not sure
>about licensing on their other property.
>But no one has worked with any publishers for the purpose of selling
>content. CrossWire's purposes are to create software and distribute
>scripture for free, so it would be a group other than CrossWire itself
>that dealt with these matters.