[sword-devel] modules for debian

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 20:01:17 -0700

	Thanks, I'll further clarify this with Larry and keep ya posted.


Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 06:21:53PM -0700, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> > Regarding the KJV and Larry Pierce.
> >
> > We obtained permission to use Larry's text with strongs numbers as a
> > base for a freely available SWORD module.
> >
> > I wouldn't have thought that we had a copyright issue.  NONE of our
> > TEXTS are GPL (not sure if that would make sense for anything other than
> > a 'living document'), many are PD.
> The issue is "freely redistributable".  If Debian needs to
> be granted special permission to redistribute the data, then it
> cannot be included.
> Please see http://www.debian.org/social_contract
> thorough account of which freedoms a package's license needs to
> provide in order to be included in Debian.  In particular, any
> license requiring special permission to redistribute would fail:
>     8. License Must Not Be Specific to Debian
>        The rights attached to the program must not depend on the
>        program's being part of a Debian system. If the program is
>        extracted from Debian and used or distributed without Debian but
>        otherwise within the terms of the program's license, all parties
>        to whom the program is redistributed should have the same rights
>        as those that are granted in conjunction with the Debian system.
> It all depends on the nature of your agreement with Larry.  If this
> kind of free redistribution is what he intended, then it should be
> explicitly stated in the license for the package that the author has
> granted this freedom, otherwise Debian is unable to include his work.
> Ben
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