[sword-devel] Field additions to module .conf files

Lloyd N. Landers, Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 16:13:46 -0600

What a fantastic idea!  I wish I'd thought of it.

You might consider breaking up the ContactAddress into several items to 
cover ContactStreetAddress1, ContactStreetAddress2, ContactCity, 
ContactState, ContactZIP, and ContactCountry.  These modifications would 
pretty much conform to the information necessary to contact someone by 
snail mail.

Lloyd Landers

At 01:31 PM 2/18/2002 +0500, you wrote:
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>Hey Chris,
>         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 
>the module.
>*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
>copyright itself.
>*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?!
>In Christ,
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