[sword-devel] Spending $1,000,000 in development and giving away the fruits
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 19:34:52 +0800
On Friday 14 December 2001 05:19, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
on behalf of Jeremy Bettis:
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Good to see a platform-agnostic message. (-:
> You can't expect someone to shell out $1,000,000 or so making a new
> translation, and then giving it away for free can you?
That depends entirely on your purpose. If your purpose was spreading the
Gospel, you certainly can be expected to ``throw away'' $1,000,000.00+.
Certainly, Jesus has already invested a good deal in us, and there's more
spending and risk still to come for Him.
OTOH, if your purpose is running a business, No.
Choose ye this day which mode to operate in. Compromise is possible (ie to
aim for breakeven or something like it) but even for a one-man-band the
different motivations will fight each other continuously. Energy that would
otherwise go toward your purpose vanishes into internal friction.