[sword-devel] NETBible plans with Sword modules

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 13:21:56 MST 2006

I appreciate that someone is willing to give this an effort.  I haven't had
a chance to look at Bible.org yet, but it sounds like an interesting
concept.  It would also be nice to demonstrate that SWORD users would like
to have quality material and, if not available for free, they might be
willing to purchase that material.  Perhaps it could get other copyright
holders to look into offering non-free versions of the modules if they are
not willing to give Crosswire permission to distribute?  I look forward to
checking out your work online and seeing it appear as available modules.


On 2/8/06, David Austin <daustin at bible.org> wrote:
>  From: Barry Drake
> Hi there ..............
> L.Allan-pbio wrote:
>  Just curious ... what is the status of The CrossWire Society and
> relevant permissions, licensing, and copyright of the NET Bible notes
> from Bible.org and/or BSF (Biblical Studies Foundation) and/or
> Biblical Studies Press?
>  It is the intention of bible.org that there should be a free NET bible module for Sword with a limited set of notes (the first few verses of each book, I think) and a version with the full notes that is available for the payment of a small fee to bible.org.  I'm looking forward very much to its release - the NET bible and notes is one of my most cherished bible resources.
> God bless,
> Barry
> -- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).
>    Barry states it correctly: www.Bible.org has  just finished, after 10 yrs
> and several millions of dollars, the First Edtion<http://www.bible.org/default.asp?scid=3>of the
> NETBible <http://www.bible.org/netbible/index.htm> see our NETBible page http://www.bible.org/default.asp?scid=3
> . We are now working on (with Barrys help)  two NETBible sword modules. to
> add to the various versions that can be downloaded for free
> <http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=3086>or purshased at resonable
> costs off the www.bible.org site..
> 1- a free NETBible Sword module with the full NETBible text and limited
> notes approxiamently 3 per chapter plus i hope a link to any of the notes
> that are not included so even the free version has access from our web site
> all the notes
> 2-  a for pay version premium version that has the full NETBible text and
> all 60,000+ plus notes.  + some extras
> In addition to the above we are working on puting the NETBible in a data
> base and making it and its notes searchable. If any of you would like to
> become alphas testers on that register for the www.bible.org/forum<http://www.netbibleinstitute.com/forum/index.php>
> and join forum discussion 8e1 . We would love to have help in specifying the
> requirements that go into the next gerneration on-line bible and what you
> would like to see incorporated in our Sword development/
> 3- I have a call into Troy to see if we need to do anything formally with
> crosswire.org
> David Austin (Permissions Director)        daustin at Bible.org
> ~Join our users in the forum http://www.bible.org/forum
> where you can ask questions and get answers
> ~Read , download and buy a leather NETBIBLE and download for free over
> 3500 studies at http://www.bible.org
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