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

David Trotz sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 29 Sep 2002 21:45:21 -0700

So I am confused how would David's idea clash with your vision? Are the two
mutually exclusive?
In Christ,
David Trotz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Here's Our Chance: Copyright Negotations

> David,
> While there is nothing from preventing you from doing this under the
> terms of the GPL.  I personally have goals for the project that would
> lean against it.
> I would like CrossWire to form partnerships with copyright holders and
> Bible Societies that allow them to use our software in their ministry.
> With the recent release of the OSIS specification, my hope is for SWORD
> to become the premier OSIS Bible reader, freely available for these
> organizations to recommend or distribute themselves.
> With the sponsorship of the Amercan Bible Society, and Society for
> Biblical Literature, I'm sure there will be a huge library of OSIS
> encoded texts soon available, sold either by these organizations,
> themselves, or in bundle packs from other software distributors.
> We currently have export tools that allow most of our library to be
> exported as an OSIS text.
> ABS has already asked us if we would be willing to encode their CEV
> text in OSIS for them.
> I hope this gives a little more insight into my hopes regarding this
> issue.  Thank you for your willingness to help.
> -Troy.
> PS.  An update with regard to the Afrikaans Bible Society:  They already
> have the facilities to accept orders online, themselves, and have no
> problems working within our current policy.  In fact, I just received an
> Afrikaans locale file today!
> David's Mailing List and Spam Reciever wrote:
> > On Tuesday 24 September 2002 06:23 pm, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> >
> >>Our position with copyrighted texts:
> >>
> >>We will help publishers and copyright holders with their text for sword.
> >>  We will even distribute their text for them for free, or as locked
> >>modules.  We will not handle their money for them.  If they will not
> >>allow us to distributed freely under any terms, then we will encipher
> >>and provide them with the module and key, and even publish the
> >>enciphered module for download from our site, but this is as far as
> >>CrossWire will go, in regard to selling modules.
> >
> >
> > What if there was an independant ministry that handled the money if the
> > publisher/copyright holder can't/won't? I have an internet ministry
> > in limbo that I could use for such a purpose I guess.
> >