[sword-devel] Spending $1,000,000 in development and giving away the fruits

Leon Brooks sword-devel@crosswire.org
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.

Cheers; Leon