[sword-devel] Field additions to module .conf files
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:31:17 +0500
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I would like to propose the addition of a number of fields in the .conf
files of the text modules. There are two reason that I would like to include
these fields. The first is so that people will have the information on
copyright holders and who they need to contact with each of the modules (ie
when we send out the CD with locked and unlocked modules.) The second reason
is so I can use SWMgr to have a dynamic copyright website that has up to the
minute information for each of the modules. I could use a database to store
all the copyright information however that would create redundant information
since some of the same information will be and already is in the .conf files.
Here are the fields I would like to add and a short description of what they
*CopyrightHolder=what company, organization or person owns the copyright to
*ContactName=who to contact for permissions, for companies or organizations
there is sometimes someone specific in the organization to contact. This
field will not always have a value.
*ContactAddress=address used to contact
*ContactE-mail=e-mail address used to contact
*ContactPhone=phone number used to contact
*CopyrightNotes=field for misc. information about the who to contact and the
*DistributeLicense=what the current license for distribution is: locked,
public domain, personal use only, other restrictions
*DistributeDescription=terms of distribution (ie free for personal use, in
the public domain: freely distribute)
*DistributeSource=where to find the module, this might be needed if some
copyright holders opt to host the module and unlocking mechanism on their own
*DistributeNotes=field for misc. information on distribution.
These fields should be added to all module .conf files not just those of
locked modules. That way this information, specifically the distribution
information will be clearly spelled out for all modules and there will not be
any point of confussion.
We will need to setup an appropriate way (web interface, vi, emacs, etc) to
update the .conf files when we have new information, whether it will be to
add information to a module or update existing information.
Chris, others, what are your thoughts, areas that I need to clarify?!
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