[sword-devel] Open Content Creation

malbisse sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:50:35 -0500

Non-published works by scholars is a very interesting idea.  Knowing the
scholarly community, and a bit about the publishing community, it seems very
likely to be true.

Perhaps if something "official" was worked up in terms of an invitation to
submit works for formatting for Sword, and then submitted to some of the
scholarly e-lists such as b-greek, Xtalk, etc. it might open up some very
interesting avenues.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Hastings" <hastings@dancris.com>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>; <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Open Content Creation

> I think that is a great idea. On the down side, does anyone want a Tom,
> Dick, and Harry commentary? I guess that depends on who Tom, Dick and
> are. My guess is, there are a lot of Scholars out their that have works
> that have never been published. Rather than collect dust, they could be
> scanned (if scannable) and volunteers could work to make them Sword ready.
> Jerry
> At 12:34 PM 1/29/2001 -0600, Don A. Elbourne Jr. wrote:
> ><SNIP>
> >I'd be interested to hear what others think. Instead of trying to wrestle
> >copyrights out of the clinched fists of those "rotten, no-good, selfish,
> >greedy, heartless, un-Christ-like, publishers" why not just create
> >ourselves? What would be the barriers to such a project? what should the
> >goals be? What type of content should be created?
> >
> >Any feedback is welcome.
> >
> >
> >
> >Don A. Elbourne Jr.
> >http://elbourne.org