[sword-devel] sword license questions

Nathan sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 1 Apr 2002 16:52:06 -0700

Okay... but my client itself doesn't have to be GPLed? I have to make 
the source available under one of the compatible licenses.

And I don't need to write "GPL" all over my software, right? If the 
source is available under GPL, do the binaries have to state that?

Just curious about this stuff.

While I could probably take the modules and knowledge of how Sword 
works (slowly gaining) and write something from scratch with whatever 
license I like, I'm not planning to do that. I would certainly like 
the help of the community to localize the application and of course 
improve the Sword API (such as searching performance).

- n8

>Since Sword is GPL, works that use it must also be GPL-compatible.  See
>a list of acceptable licenses here:
>You own the copyright to any creative work you have produced, according
>to the laws of most countries.
>If you distribute a program that links to the Sword library, you must
>also make the source code available, according to the GPL.
>You may sell your work, but you must still make the source code
>available for free.

Nathan Youngman
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