[sword-devel] Is sword going non-gpl or proprietory?

Glenn Reed sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 14:23:54 +1200

I read this from the mailing list.		

> > First it is GPL--this is
> > the last GPL component in the library.  If it were replaced with
> > something else, we could license Sword under non-GPL licenses to other
> > entities (e.g. Bible societies that don't want to deal with GPL's
> > restrictions) or put it out publicly under a license that we write that
> > better meets our needs than the GPL.

My feeling is that the great advantage of sword is that it is GPL.  If it 
ever went closed source (perhaps due to pressure from certain bible 
societies??) I would be forced to pursue other options :(

However, what would happen to the Sword code base already released?

Kind Regards
Glenn Reed.