[sword-devel] daemon wanted, willing to pay reasonable fee

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Mon Dec 31 03:40:48 MST 2007

Is your bible program project going to be GPL licensed?

Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds a bit like an attempt 
at an end run of the GPL: using a (GPL) daemon to provide a socket 
interface to a non-GPL UI. We're really not very keen on the commercial 
exploitation of our years of work.

But please allay my fears if I am jumping to an incorrect conclusion.


Wade Maxfield wrote:
>   I want do do a bible program project, multi-platform, accessible
> from a gui development environment that is not currently compatible
> with sword (neither java nor C++).
>    I would like a daemon that can run under windows, linux, and
> macintosh that sits at a socket and accepts request for scripture
> verses and searches and other command and control requests (such as
> language selection) and spits the answers back to the requestor, based
> on the current sword engine.  It doesn't have to negotiate a new
> working socket with the other end, but that would be nice.
>    This program would be released GPL back to sword.  The deliverable
> would be the source code to me, the source code with GPL license to
> sword, and three executables with build instructions for each platform
> (linux, windows, Mac) that I would verify builds and works with the
> current released version of sword.
>    I am willing to pay a reasonable fee for this, and my company would
> retain the copyright (this would be a work for hire).  There would be
> a simple contract involved, and the GPL proviso would be spelled out
> in the contract along with the copyright.
>    My email address is wmaxfield at gmail.com if anyone is interested.
> Maranatha!
> wade
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