[sword-devel] introduction & more dutch bible translations?
Troy A. Griffitts
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Mon Oct 23 11:00:47 MST 2006
Dear brothers desiring to help in regard to Dutch Bibles,
It has been quite some time since we've had anyone actively update our
copyright progress website at:
Maybe it would be a good idea to move this data to our wiki so people
can update their progress, now that we have our wiki back online again:
We would love to have Dutch speakers contact Dutch Bible Societies
regarding distribution permission.
My personal desire is to see God's Word disseminated to a wider
audience through our work. Thank you for your willingness to serve
-Troy A. Griffitts
Gertjan Francke wrote:
> Dear brothers in Christ,
> I'm a Dutch student in Computer Science from Holland and I am a
> Christian believer. I've also asked myself why there are no recent
> Dutch texts in the SWORD-project. Has the NBG or GBS never heard about
> the possibilities how they can publish their texts, even copyrighted
> My questions to anybody in this list are:
> Has anybody had contact with the NBG or GBS in Holland about SWORD?
> Does anybody knows about the position of these organisations towards SWORD?
> Does anybody has the knowledge how to get NBG and GBS involved into SWORD?
> What are the necessary steps to succesfully publish copyrighted texts
> in Holland?
> Please share your knowledge
> Gertjan Francke
> On 10/19/06, Maurits Obbink <Lists at obbink.org> wrote:
>> All modern Dutch version are copyrighted.
>> e.g. NBG51
>> NBV etc.
>> so you would need the permission of the copyright owner.
>> But if you, like you could update the Dutch Statenvertaling.
>> I can give you a quite extensive list of errors.
>> (compared to the print version (version Gereformeerde bijbelstichting,
>> since that seems to be the version which is used for the SWORD module)
>> I'm willing to test. (i'm very limited in time for full fledged module
>> I might be able to get permission for the Telos (1984) version (only
>> available as new testament) (payed probably)
>> Maurits Obbink.
>> If you want more specific info contact me directly.
>> Johan van der Lingen wrote:
>>> Hello brothers in faith!
>>> Let me shortly introduce myself:
>>> my name is Johan van der Lingen and I am a student in the Netherlands. I just
>>> turned 24. Though I was baptised as a child, I came to real faith only about
>>> one and a half year ago. I am very happy to know Jesus and all that he has
>>> done to me. Also I know that I want to know Him more! And of course, other
>>> people should know Him as well!
>>> This project can contribute to that, by providing translations for other
>>> applications (like Bibletime or BibleMemorizer (www.memoryverses.org)).
>>> Therefore I would at least like to try to contribute.
>>> Maybe this is a good start: I was shocked to see only the
>>> dutch 'Statenvertaling' (state translation) available in Sword. Although it
>>> is a very accurate translation, it uses old words, which will cause most
>>> young people to give up after two or three lines. Therefore I would like to
>>> ask you the following:
>>> - has anyone ever attempted to get other dutch bible translations?
>>> - what is legally necessary to make a translation usable in Sword (do you i.e.
>>> need a contract) ?
>>> - what does it (technically) take to turn this into a format that is usable in
>>> the Sword project?
>>> I could call dutch organizations to ask them whether the Sword project may use
>>> their translations and maybe make a start to put them into the right format.
>>> Please let me know!
>>> I wish you all the best that God sends down from heaven,
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