[sword-devel] Module Add-Ins Question
mitalmanu at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 1 07:25:08 MST 2008
Thanks for that.
1) For the modules that can only be distributed by crosswire, I have a link
on my page that takes the user to the crosswire society's module download
page. Is the hotlinking acceptable?
2) The crosswire module page provides the option of raw download vs. windows
exe download. The windows self installing exe is really more convenient
method for the user I think.
Is there a way that windows module installation file can provides a screen
to the user to choose/change installation directory? If not, is it
acceptable that SwordBible program searches the user's hard drive and also
loads modules from sword project's directory? (kind of like borrowing from
----- Original Message -----
From: "peter" <refdoc at gmx.net>
To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Module Add-Ins Question
> mmital wrote:
>> HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
> Happy new year to you too.
> Wrt modules, copying and GPL, you got this quite wrong, sorry.If you use
> e.g OpenOffice to read a book manuscriptt produced by someone else then
> your using an open tool does not alter the fact that the author holds to
> teh copyright and will be seriously miffed if you distribute it without
> his permission.
> Wrt Sword modules the matter is the same - the software is capable of
> reading and expressing in varied form and on varied platforms texts
> which are stored in one particular format - the sword module. The
> individual modules though - if not public domain by virtue of age or
> dedication - will remain under the control of teh copyright owners.
> So you will look at every single module carefully and decide according
> the copyright information what you are allowed to do and what not.
> A fair number of modules are given to Crosswire with permission _to_
> Crosswire to distribute it. So you will not be allowed to re-distribute.
> The Turkish Bible is in this category.
> Others are re-distributable on various terms (e.g. non commercially or
> unaltered etc.
> God bless you.
>> I am just looking through some of the modules at:
>> Some modules explicitly state they are in public domain and may be freely
>> distributed. I have copied these modules to www.swordwarrior.net
>> However, I am not sure if I can do the same with the remaining modules
>> (the software is under GNU 2.0 and uses sword engine, so no copyright
>> issues right? ). Thanks for clarification.
>> Once again, best wishes for the new year!
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