[sword-devel] TEV, CEV (was: Other Bible versions)
Troy A. Griffitts
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Tue Jun 29 17:38:26 MST 2004
My apologies for the delay in posting this:
We have a donor willing to pay the one year, unlimited count
distribution fee to ABS for the TEV and CEV. The process is currently
somewhere in ABS' queue.
Richard Gray wrote:
>> We're kind of clueless about how e-Sword got permission to distribute
>> the TEV or CEV for free, and so are our contacts at ABS. But, in
>> fairness, the people we know at ABS aren't the rights people. Let us
>> know if you hear anything useful in reply.
> Thats interesting to hear. I'm not sure that E-sword are doing things in
> the most honest of ways, as I have downloaded a number of their bibles,
> and none of them seem to come with an associated software license. I
> would have assumed that even if the actual text is distributed for free,
> they would be required to put in the file that says "Less than 500
> verses, as long as its not a whole book etc etc etc."
> I emailed another software developer called Online Bible, to ask about
> alternative versions, and the second I mentioned E-Sword I got firmly
> knocked back because (quote) "We have great reservation with anything
> associated with e-sword. They took our copyright materials for their CD
> without permission." I'll try and press things further.
> As a Brit, its hard for me to get in touch with anyone in the ABS,
> however I do have the ear of the current chairman for the Scottish Bible
> Society. Is he likely to be of any use? I presume the associated
> licenses are held by the IBS as opposed to the ABS?
> I had a look at the ToDo list. I'm primarily a Java developer, but the
> JSword wiki doesn't appear to have changed since 2002. Is it dead in the
> water? If so, I can turn my hand to other programming languages, but if
> JSword is still alive (or even sinking, but still moving) then I'd sign
> up for that :)
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