[sword-devel] GPL 3 licencing issues

keith preston keithpre at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 09:26:14 MST 2007

> I think generally we're of the opinion that it would be best if Sword
> remained free software--and that includes both the library and the
> frontends, as well as some of the Sword-related tools.

We want our software to be used, both by developers and end-users. But
> we don't want our years of work to be adopted by developers who just
> want to make a buck off of our work without any compensation. By using
> the GPL, developers have to repay us in kind by giving us the same
> rights to their work as they give to us. As a result, when we want to
> extend their work, we can. When they retire from development, their
> projects can continue to be developed, etc.

Cool, I see your point.  I'm not trying to advocate a change, just wondering
the reasoning behind the license.  Thanks for the Info and keep up the good

Keith Preston
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