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

Todd Shirey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 21:53:32 -0500

...Generate a key based on a MAC address - if there is no network card
installed generate the key from the OEM number from the hard drive. In
either case the legal user of a module couldn't share the key with anyone.
The key would work only on the machine for which it was generated. We do
this with our commercial software.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
[mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Troy A. Griffitts
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:42 PM
To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible
program based on Sword

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

>Yes, but once you have the key, you can pretty much give it out to anyone.

Yes.  Agreed, but is that any different than a win98 key, et. al.?
I don't think we want to solve the software industry's copyright
violation problems, just make violating them sufficiently difficult and