[sword-devel] Releasing application under sword GNU publiclicense
mitalmanu at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 17 00:14:46 MST 2007
Thanks for your reply. I will read the GNU GPL in detail. In the meantime,
do I need to remove the eBible application from the internet? (currently I
am distributing it as freeware but without the source code). Thanks for the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe at crosswire.org>
To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Releasing application under sword GNU
> Dear mmital,
> Thank you for your work! The GNU GPL is a popular open source license,
> so you may wish to read up on what it requires before you decide to
> whether or not you can live with the licenses, but you basically have it
> right: the source code must be made available, so that if your users
> wish to improve the software, they may do so-- provided they also
> release the source code of their improvement, ad. inf. Basically, it's
> just a way to let projects remain open and growing.
> I hope we can share together in work for our Lord. Now that you've used
> the engine, I'm sure you would love to have it improved in many ways! :)
> Serving together,
> mmital wrote:
>> I am intersted in furthering the development of bible application that I
>> orginally developed without using the sword API.
>> After I discovered the sword project, I am using the sword engine API to
>> drive the software.
>> Although application is completely free of charge, I recently discovered
>> that sword license requires that "the source code is made freely
>> available for the software and any derivitive is also released under the
>> GNU General Public License".
>> Where can I upload the source code so that my application can comply
>> with your license agreement?
>> Are there any other copyright issues in distributing an application
>> based on sword API? If so, I am willing to take the application offline
>> and revert to the old non-sword system.
>> The application is currently called eBible and located at
>> www.swordwarrior.net <http://www.swordwarrior.net>. The name of the
>> application will be changed soon since it conflicts with software by
>> Thomas Nelson Ministry, and also conflicts with the software provided by
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