[sword-devel] Re: NET Bible
Geoffrey W Hastings
geoffreyhastings at juno.com
Thu Jul 1 17:49:32 MST 2004
On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 13:38:35 -0700 (MST) Chris Little
<chrislit at crosswire.org> writes:
> Also, I don't know the feelings of others with regard to third party
> distribution of modules. In cases where they're just distributing
> one module, especially, I think it's a bit of a disservice to our users
> since they could not use InstallMgr for installation and updating as
> conveniently as it is at the moment with a single download site.
If a module that I would find useful was to be available through a third
party rather than not at all I would be thrilled. I would guess that
would more than likely be the general response of those that are waiting
for translations like NET NIV NAS ............
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, William Thimbleby wrote:
> > I was talking to David Puranen about the NET translation, and he
> > some of the people involved in the NET translation. This is what
> > just emailed me:
> > > Hey, you know how we were talking about the NET translation?
> > > turns out they really want to get it out for free software
> things :)
> > >
> > > The guy to talk to's e-mail is daustin at bible.org :)
> > >
> > > I believe someone actually said in the e-mail convo you gave me
> > > they HAD made a NET module, so I imagine they're not that
> difficult to
> > > put together. Since I think it might have been updated since
> then who
> > > knows. But they certainly want to see it go through. :)
> > Looking at the mailing list archives this is what I had found
> about the
> > NET bible:
> > > > I don't believe that the net bible is gnu, or public domain.
> > > > I believe there is a copywrite on it.
> > >
> > >
> > > Yup. NET is not PD. It's not available for non-commercial
> > > distribution. As far as licensing goes, it's at least as
> > > as
> > > any other text I know of. There are I believe only two
> > > packages being allowed to license the text (Logos & OliveTree)
> > > you're not allowed to copy the text from their webpage to post
> on your
> > > own webpage.
> > >
> > > > I recieved a e-mail message from someone asking about
> > > > why we don't have the
> > > > NET Bible as a module. It is distributed for free from
> > > > www.netbible.org in
> > > > html format. Is it just the fact that it would take too much
> time to
> > > format
> > > > the text from HTML? The guy that contacted me is willing to
> help out
> > > in the
> > > > efforts of preparing the NET Bible HTML for a SWORD module.
> > >
> > > So, like I said, the NET is not very (libre) free and is not
> > > downloaded from netbible.org. That said, I have the text in a
> pair of
> > > modules (a Bible for the text & a commentary for the notes) but
> > > expect it to be posted publicly soon, if ever.
> > >
> > > --Chris
> > I don't know what the state of the NET modules are, but this is
> > following up. Chris -- I don't know whether you want to do this,
> > let me know if you don't
> > regards --Will
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