[sword-devel] introduction & more dutch bible translations?
Johan van der Lingen
johanlingen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 10:06:56 MST 2006
Speaking of 'serving together', maybe we could pick this up together Gertjan
(and possibly also Maurits)?
We could try to contact all copyright holders in Holland (provided no-one has
done this recently with no succes). Below are the questions I asked before,
please confirm (or deny) whether I have the answers right.
- has anyone ever attempted to get other dutch bible translations?
answer: people found most dutch bibles copyrighted, but no-one has ever
contacted the copyright holders (NBG, GBS) with a request to give rights to
use some translation in Sword.
- what is legally necessary to make a translation usable in Sword (do you i.e.
need a contract) ?
answer: as a volunteer I only need to contact the copyright holders and
investigate if they are willing to share their translations. If so, we should
inform Sword at copyright at crosswire.org and turn our contact. Crosswire will
take care of any legal formalities.
- what does it (technically) take to turn this into a format that is usable in
the Sword project?
answer: As a volunteer, willing to investigate the willingness of copyright
holders to share the Word of God through Sword, I do not need to care of any
technical issue. They will be dealt with later on.
Am I right?
If anyone would like to co-operate within the Netherlands, you can email me at
johanlingen at gmail.com. We could i.e. not only call or write, but also visit
the copyright holders. This usually has more impact.
On Monday 23 October 2006 20:00, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> 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
> > texts?
> > 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:
> >> Johan,
> >> 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
> >> improvement)
> >> I might be able to get permission for the Telos (1984) version (only
> >> available as new testament) (payed probably)
> >> Regards,
> >> 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,
> >>> Johan
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