[sword-devel] Open Content Creation

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 02:41:36 -0700

Another great idea! I like it. Need to be careful with the "cult" word 
though. Open source software development is not a good place to practice 
counter cult methods. For reasons like that, a text review board should 
probably not be "official" and should have some distance between it and 
Crosswire. But, it would be nice to see a review of "unknown" works. One 
day I may want to see something written from a certain point of view. On 
another day I may want to look at something written from a differing point 
of view. It would be nice to have an idea of what way a work leans. And to 
know the quality of the writing.


At 08:38 AM 1/31/2001 +0000, James Gross wrote:

>How about those of us who are not programmers setting up an 
>advisory/review board.  We could ensure that the commentaries are 
>Biblically sound.  We could have an application process where there needs 
>to be at least one, if not two, pastor recommendations.  That way, we are 
>able to say that the individuals on the board are not from a 
>cult.  Additionally, we could make sure that more than one person reviews 
>each commentary (so that we get more than one set of eyes looking for 
>non-Biblical content).  We could also be looking for 
>typographical/formatting errors.  Just a thought.
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