[sword-devel] The penultimate word on the "PorAA" module Portuguese Bible

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue May 30 22:42:29 MST 2006

I will try to check the pedigree of the "PorAA" module by checking the 
three public domain print "Almeida" texts at my library. I've requested 
that they be pulled from storage, but since I will be out of town for a 
few days, I won't be able to pick them up or do the necessary 
comparisons until next week.

I have compared the text we have, the "Almeida Atualizada", with the 
other electronic Almeida texts I know of:
the Corrigada Fiel (Copyright SBB 1995)
the 1994 revision of the Trinitarian Bible Society
the Revista e Atualizada (Copyright SBB 1997)
and the Revista e Corrigida (Copyright SBB 1997)

It is my understaning that Leandro Dutra considers our PorAA to be 
derived from the Revista e Atualizada text above. If that is not the 
case, then I do not understand which text it is assumed that the PorAA 
is a derivative of.

The text we are distributing bears resemblances to all of the above 
texts, but is clearly not simply a corrupted copy of any of them. It is 
certainly not derived from the Revista e Atualizada text cited above.

If our text closely matches one of the print editions I will examine, 
then we will know that it is a public domain text and I will post the 
corrected text that Jónatas Ferreira sent me. If it does not match any 
of them, then it will remain unclear what the ultimate source of our 
text is. However, it has been and presently continues to be my belief 
that this translation is what it claims to be, given our source and the 
other sites that offer this text as public domain.

If you have information as to the print source of our text, please feel 
free to send it my way. Website addresses with some sample text of 
copyrighted translations (not called Almeida Atualizada) would be the 
best way of proving to me that our text is under copyright. A title and 
date (or other identifying information, such as ISBNs or US LOC call 
numbers) would be acceptable, assuming I can track down a copy.

Continued arguing on the list is not helpful or necessary.


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