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

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 14:23:44 -0700

I agree. There is no need to prove that you have perfect security when no 
one does. And because no other software is perfect there are probably 
already ways that those that want a copy of a text can get a copy for free. 
The Sword will not change either of those things. Security is not 
preventing copyrighted Sword modules, money is.


At 06:17 AM 2/2/2001 +1000, Paul Gear wrote:

>That's right.  We can't protect against fraud at the application level.
>None of the commercial software houses can, either.  We shouldn't waste
>time trying to do so.  People should be expected to provide correct
>information when they unlock, especially in a Christian program.  Maybe
>if we were Stephen King trying to hock our novel on the Internet things
>might be different, but remember that we're talking about _Bible_
>software here.  :-)
>The difference between software and books is important, though.  If you
>break software, you have access to a perfect digital copy of the text.
>If you photocopy a book, you have access to a much poorer copy.  Even
>with OCR software, this is still the case, although it does change the
>game a little.