[sword-devel] Sword v1.5.5a

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:10:43 -0700

Ok everyone,

	There is an updated version of the SWORD API that deals with the OSIS 
markup in the KJV2003 project.  It is only available via cvs at the 
moment, and only the RTF filters support it.  My hope is that the 
Bibletime or Gnomesword guys will have a chance to look at gbfrtf.cpp 
and apply the same changes to the gbfhtml*.cpp filters.  A new windows 
binary built against the newest code dubbed 1.5.5a has replaced 1.5.5 
and the _Starter Pack_ bundle has changed in the following ways:

KJV has been changed to use a snapshot of the KJV2003 text.

Thayer has been replaced with StrongsGreek.

The Robinson module has been added to handle the new morphology tags 
that Thayer used to handle for the 'upper level Strong's numbers' that 
were in the old text KJV text.

BDB has been replaced with StrongsHebrew

Person Commentary module has been left unchanged.

Also the Thayer and BDB modules have been removed from our public 
circulation but are still in our module list.  If the user requests 
them, they will be directed to the organization claiming copyright on 
them, like all of our other restricted modules.

I hope this satisfies everyone.  I realize that the KJV2003 project 
isn't yet complete and it is unfortunate that we must release it in it's 
unfinished state.  My hope is to make frequent updated releases of the 
new KJV module as the project progresses.

	In the Grace of Our Lord,


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Larry,
>     I'm working to removing your KJV+strongs module today.  I've given 
> you a link to the KJV2003 project in the past, but am providing you with 
> it again here:
>     http://www.crosswire.org/sword/kjv2003
> You can read about our process for developing this text, but in short, 
> we have 14 skilled volunteers tagging assigned sections of Scripture by 
> hand with a tool that allows them to fairly easily do so.  I'm sure 
> they'd be happy to email you and describe their experiences if you still 
> don't believe that we are undertaking this task.  Most of them are 
> received a CC: of this message.
> I will let you know when the text is removed from all of our projects 
> here (we have many frontends that use our library), as most of them use 
> the kjv+strongs text, and many have their own packaging for this text.
> I'm quite disappointed with your decision to not share what God has 
> blessed you with, with the rest of God's family.  Are you quite sure the 
> people who paid you all this money to develop this free work didn't 
> intend for it to be freely usable by all?  It would even seem to me that 
> if you were, indeed, paid over $150,000 to develop this free work, that 
> the paying company would be the guardian of the license of this effort. 
>  May I ask who paid you to do this work?
> ______________________________________________
> Also, may I ask a more important question:
> Would you mind telling me and all of these other brothers and sisters 
> why you've suddenly chosen to not let us use these works?  Why don't you 
> want these valuable works distributed by anyone but you?  Is your goal 
> the most widespread furthering of the Kingdom, or something lesser?
> ______________________________________________
> In any case our KJV2003 text will be available to all of these other 
> projects and to you, as well, and include much more precise markup of 
> the Greek/English relationship between the KJV and Stephanas Textus 
> Receptus.  I'm sorry that you didn't wish to offer your contribution in 
> the production of the next level of this type of data and tool for God's 
> Church.  The offer is always open.
>     Complying with your request as fast as we can.  In Christ,
>         -Troy.
> Larry Pierce wrote:
>> Troy,
>> Please delete the database for the Strongs numbers and the two 
>> lexicons you
>> took from the Online Bible. I some wild stretch of your imagination you
>> think these are public domain. I had sent you and extract so you could
>> identify them. I think you renamed them to Thayers and BDB to cover your
>> scelerous deeds.
>> I have asked several times before and this is the last time. You are
>> stalling for time and sobbing that you have been slandered. Well, the
>> courts are open. You are guilt as sin and you know it. Others should know
>> it too!
>> Will go through rest of your material later.
>> 1) Please detail how you will completely encode the Bible to Strongs so
>>    quickly without perloining existing copyrighted material. If you 
>> cannot,
>>    why should I not shall assume the worst and act accordingly?
> see above.
>> 2) How do you identify material under copyright? Do you talk to the 
>> creator
>>    of the material to see how it was prepared or just make assumptions?
> we hope the material bears a descriptively precise license and copyright 
> status notice.  If not, many time we'll post the data and wait for 
> someone to contact us if there is a problem.  We've not had anyone, 
> beside yourself, be in the least bit irate or upset with our methods or 
> efforts.
>> 3) Why do you not want to give me you home address and phone number? What
>>    are you afraid of?
> You have my office address, it's posted on crosswire.org and you've had 
> my home phone number in the past, but I don't feel I wish to expose 
> myself and family to your current tone and state of mind, at your 
> discretion, so I'm quite pleased you've forgotten it.
>     -Troy A. Griffitts.
>> .. larry pierce
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