[sword-devel] Christdot discussion

Glenn Reed sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:11:18 +1200

Yes, I followed and read the link, quite interesting.
and posted one post below in its entirety

Re: bible4linux.org: Help Wanted (Score: 1)
by jamisonstepan (jammerjamison@hotmail.com) on Wednesday, September 11 @ 
11:34:56 EDT
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The inability to purchase modern translations is the big minus for sword for 

Actually I was unaware of the  problems with BibleTime.   If the bible 
societies are pursuing their own software projects does that mean that their 
is simply a big void where translations are simply not available for linux 
via commercial channels???

I really think sword ought to make a move on the "pay for modules" scenario.
If you read the link 
you will see that linux is destined for greater desktop dominance in the 
future.  If the bible societies decide to make a move at some point, in order 
to meet the market, and create their own software for linux then it will 
render sword obsolete, because it no longer has mindshare that differentiates 
it from other products, and sword will die a natural death.

Sword People.  The ball is in your court.  Make it count.


On Thursday 12 September 2002 11:00 am, you wrote:
> There was some discussion of Bible programs on Linux (both Sword & using
> Windows programs under WINE--though no one ever talked about the latter)
> in case anyone felt like chiming in.
> The feelings were that we need to sell unlocks and that BibleTime is
> unstable.
> URL :
> http://www.christdot.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=489&mode=&o
> --Chris