[sword-devel] One thing That I would like to see...

Bryan L. Fordham bfordham at socialistsushi.com
Wed Feb 16 12:02:47 MST 2005

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 05:50:20PM +0000, Barry Drake wrote:

> The problem is that most of the copyright holders would be willing to 
> negotiate an arrangement whereby The Sword Project would be allowed to 
> purchase the right to sell modules.  Unfortunately there is no provision 
> within the project for operating on a commercial basis.  So far, offers 
> have been made to many of the copyright holders that we would make a 
> locked module for them, and supply it to them free of charge so that 
> they could then arrange their own distribution.  None of them have as 
> yet taken up this option.

I just sent off a request for permission to produce a Sword module
containing the NIV Bible. We'll see what they say. It would obviously be a
third-party module that would have to be purchased.
> Once again, could I say that a number of publishers (copyright holders) 
> have been deeply upset by the cavalier attitude of some correspondents 
> who have told them in the nastiest possible way that it is immoral to 
> earn a living by selling the bible.  Please - if you write to copyright 
> holders, try to be very restrained, and leave them the right to earn a 
> crust or two!
> Remember what Paul says about the Ox on the threshing floor!

Yes. And remember that he never said the ox owned what he threshed. 8)

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