[sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible program based on Sword

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 09:35:40 -0700

There is another problem. Data (text) has to go to the screen. When it does 
I can capture it. The software can limit the amount of data (verses) that 
can be displayed at one time, but I can automate the process. The software 
won't know my bot from me. I can then convert the graphic data to text.

This is not unique to Sword. I believe I can make a file of a complete and 
decrypted text with any of the commercial software too, if I have the key.


>The problem I see with this is the ability to write exporters.  An example
>of this would be the console front end diatheke.  In one command, you can
>have it print an entire work, even if it is encrypted.  If Sword remained
>open-source and just send calls to a closed-source
>dynamically-linked/shared-object library plug-in, anyone could copy the
>calls to their own program, make an exporter, and circumvent the protection