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

allen goforth sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:32:30 -0500


"We grow arid not for lack of wonders by for lack of wonder."
                --G. K. Chesterton
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible
program based on Sword

> 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.
> -Troy.
> Chris Little wrote:
> >
> > I'm totally interested in doing something like this.  I really don't
> > 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
> > 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