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

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 18:16:00 -0700

Do engineers really think our security is LESS secure than other Bible
software.  I thought it was much more secure.

I understand that the non-technical publisher MAY think that since we
are opensource, our security may be less secure, but we're using 128-bit
on the fly encryption (which could be increased if we chose to increase
our key sizes)

I would challenge anyone to get a plain text version of a locked module
without having the unlock key.


Chris Little wrote:
> I'm totally interested in doing something like this.  I really don't know
> how we would organize a commercial venture though.
> As an alternative to putting Sword under LGPL, thereby allowing other
> non-open source groups/companies to benefit from Sword, I would suggest
> licensing Sword to the commercial group specifically under a non-GPL
> license.  That way, the commercial group can distribute binary-only software
> under a commercial license while Sword-proper remains GPL.
> I'm not sure how security could be improved over what OLB, Logos, etc.
> offer.  But I suppose we can at least offer security on par with these
> titles.
> --Chris