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

Daniel Blake sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 19:01:44 -0400

I agree. My intention with my next comment isn't to put anyone down, it is
merely to point out an observation.

I believe I have seen the Online Bible become more and more a commercial
bible software package than it was ever intended to be because of this very
I am not against having a way of including copyrighted materials I just
think it needs to not side track the purpose of the project.

Just my opinion.
Daniel Blake

> 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
> to go there again), but a shear matter of focus.  The Sword Project should
> 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!
> Dan
> 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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