[sword-devel] Here's Our Chance: Copyright Negotations

Dan Bertles sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 13:34:07 -0700

I strongly recommend that we not get into the ordeal of handling money nor
distributing texts for sale.  This is not a moral issue (at least I don't want
to go there again), but a shear matter of focus.  The Sword Project should stick
with software development.  We can offer to create a module that they can
distribute or offer an encrypted module that others can pay them directly to get
the encryption code.  Other than that, I feel we are asking for trouble in
getting into the rest.

My 2 cents only!


Quoting Jonathan Hughes <jhughes@crosswire.org>:

> Hey Everyone,
> 	So I have been skimming through the copyright and locked module related
> e-mails that have been flying around this mailing list. Well here is our
> chance to help a Bible society out and also have their translations

> available for people to download. The Bible Society of South Africa has
> expressed that they would be willing for us to distribute their
> translations for a small fee (they say $10, I would like to see it
> closer to $5). So how are we going to do this? I am looking for ideas
> from anyone but particularly those that will have to do some work to
> implement things (Troy and Chris). I would like to have something to
> propose to them in the next couple of days. Thanks so much.
> In Christ,
> Jonathan Hughes
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> Copyright Coordinator
> E-mail: jhughes@crosswire.org
> Web: http://www.crosswire.org/sword/copyright/
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