[sword-devel] Customized install package for Mongolia
MyAllForChrist at CadLinx.com
Thu Apr 20 15:44:19 MST 2006
Thanks for the reply! See comments below:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sword-devel-bounces at crosswire.org
> [mailto:sword-devel-bounces at crosswire.org] On Behalf Of DM Smith
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:55 PM
> To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Customized install package for Mongolia
> Adam Waller wrote:
> > Dear team,
> > I have been working with the Mongolian United Bible Society
> (MUBS) and
> > another developer to produce a Mongolian Bible module for The SWORD
> > Project. We have completed the module, and it has been in testing
> > since last summer.
> > I am currently working with MUBS to help them prepare a CD
> master with
> > the Mongolian Bible and SWORD software that they can use for wide
> > scale distribution in Mongolia.
> > Since most of the locals have a limited knowledge of English, I
> > proposed making an installer using NSIS that would be as simple as
> > possible on the user interface, and would install a basic set of
> > modules and and set the user interface and fonts to Mongolian.
> > With this in mind, I have been working over the past
> several days to
> > build a suitable installation package. They are hoping to have this
> > sent to Korea within the next couple days for mass
> duplication of the CD.
> > Another factor in this project is that here in Mongolia there is a
> > mixture of cp1251 and Unicode keyboard layouts. I have created a
> > custom page on the installer that allows the user to choose the
> > desired format for the Mongolian module, and if needed, test their
> > keyboard to determine the correct format.
> > Before I finish this project, I wanted to clarify a few things:
> > 1. Is it okay to create and distribute a customized installation of
> > the Sword Project software for Mongolian Bible Society, or am I
> > heading the wrong direction on this project?
> Yes, as long as you abide by the license agreement, which is
> the GNU Public License (GPL). The GPL is a distribution
> license. In a nutshell, as long as you distribute the source
> or make it available (e.g. a readme stating where the source
> is located), you are free to distribute anything built with
> the code. You also need to distribute the license itself.
> You may also charge a reasonable fee for the compilation but
> may not sell the program.
That is what I was thinking, but thank you for clarifying!
> > 3. Is BibleCS the same as the Sword Project, and if so, has someone
> > already completed an NSIS installer package? I know there
> was quite a
> > bit of discussion on it in the last few months, but then the
> > discussion suddenly stopped after March 9th.
> Yes, BibleCS is the same as the Sword Project for Windows.
> I have completed the NSIS installer and have given it to Troy
> who is now in the process of creating the release and the new CD.
> You can get the installer here:
> You are welcome to use it as you see fit, under the terms of the GPL.
Thank you for the installer link! I am really impressed with the quality of
your work. This will be really helpful to use as a template for the
> > 3. The planned CD would include three main items.
> > a. Copyrighted MP3 audio files of the New Testament in
> > b. The SWORD Project software and a number of free modules
> > downloaded from your website.
> > c. A version of the Mongolian Bible module, which they
> are not yet
> > ready to distribute for free.
> > Is there any problem with the Bible Society selling
> this package?
> You are free to sell the MP3s of the NT in Mongolian and the
> Mongolian Bible module. As to BibleCS you need to make it
> clear that it is free software under the GPL. You may also
> distribute the other Sword modules, but make it clear they are free.
> You may also want to consider locking the module and in the
> conf state how the unlock key can be purchased. Then you
> could have the module distributed at CrossWire the same as
> GerHfaLex2002 (see
That is an excellent idea. I will plan to check into this further.
> > Please let me know as soon as possible if we need to hold up the
> > project for further review.
> > Thanks in advance for your advice!
> > In Christ,
> > - Adam
> > Adam Waller ~ MyAllForChrist at CadLinx.com
> > <blocked::mailto:MyAllForChrist at CadLinx.com>
> > "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall
> > reap, if we faint not." - Galatians 6:9
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