[sword-devel] NET Bible: why don't we have it?

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 17:25:03 -0600

I met the guy behind the NET Bible several years ago. I was excited about
the project because the main selling point was that it was going to be a
solid translation that was FREELY distributed. I do not know what changed or

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Chris Little
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 5:05 PM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: RE: [sword-devel] NET Bible: why don't we have it?
> > I don't believe that the net bible is gnu, or public domain.
> > I believe there is a copywrite on it.
> Yup.  NET is not PD.  It's not available for non-commercial
> distribution.  As far as licensing goes, it's at least as restrictive as
> any other text I know of.  There are I believe only two software
> packages being allowed to license the text (Logos & OliveTree) and
> you're not allowed to copy the text from their webpage to post on your
> own webpage.
> > 	I recieved a e-mail message from someone asking about
> > why we don't have the
> > NET Bible as a module. It is distributed for free from
> > www.netbible.org in
> > html format. Is it just the fact that it would take too much time to
> format
> > the text from HTML? The guy that contacted me is willing to help out
> in the
> > efforts of preparing the NET Bible HTML for a SWORD module.
> So, like I said, the NET is not very (libre) free and is not easily
> downloaded from netbible.org.  That said, I have the text in a pair of
> modules (a Bible for the text & a commentary for the notes) but don't
> expect it to be posted publicly soon, if ever.
> --Chris