[sword-devel] NET Bible Copyright (forwarded)

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 3 Oct 2002 20:00:01 +0200

Hello Hampton,

thank you for your email to info@bibletime.de. I shall reply on behalf of the 
BibleTime project, and am cc'ing to the sword development list.

First of all, I want to clear something. BibleTime (http://bibletime.de) is 
not associated with esword (http://esword.net) but with The Sword Project 
(http://crosswire.org/sword), multi platform and open source bible swoftware 
toolkit and programs). I assume you want to make the NET Bible available for 

If that should be the case, I can tell you that there are already Sword 
modules available for the NET Bible and its footnotes. However, due to 
copyright, these modules are encrypted, that is, locked with 128 bit strong 
encryption, and not available to the public.
Now if you are serious about wanting to make it available with Sword, there 
are 2 possible ways. One would be to grant us permission to distribute it 
freely, thus enabling us to unlock the modules, which is certainly 
preferrable to us. Another way would be that you sell the key which is 
necessary to unlock the modules in your online store.

Please let me know what your position is, and if we can be of help in any form 
to you. We would certainly be excited to have material as excellent as the 
NET Bible available for Sword, thereby distributing it to users all over the 
world who use different Operating Systems and Bible Programs with the help of 


Martin Gruner

Am Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2002 18:36 schrieben Sie:
> ----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
> Subject: esword rpm
> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 13:56:07 -0500
> From: "Hampton Keathley" <hampton@bible.org>
> To: <info@bibletime.de>
> Guten Tag!
> Ich bin mit die NET Bible und ich habe viele leute fragen mir fur ein
> esword module.

[I'm from the NET Bible project and many people are asking me for an esword 

> OK, genug deutche. I've about exhaused my vocabulary. I have Mandrake 8.2
> installed on an extra computer and am a Linux neophyte. I downloaded the
> rpm and was trying to install it but ended up with about a dozen
> dependencies that were required and it wouldn't install. What's the
> process? Do I go find all those other required packages and install them
> and then install esword?
> Also, if we wanted to make an esword net bible, is that something I can do?
> Haben Sie Werkzeuge das ich kann benutzen?

[Do you have any tools I can use?]

> danke
> Hampton Keathley
> hamptonk@galaxie.com
> www.galaxie.com
> www.bible.org
> 972-414-5322
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