[sword-devel] Licenses

peter refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Jan 22 09:15:20 MST 2008

A few points:

1) If you are dealing with serious and nasty people - they do not care
about licenses.

2) If you have countries as targets with difficult access to scriptures
the wider anbd freer the license the better.

3) It is possible to write a license allowing distribution and
redistribution of the final module without allowing commercialisation or
 format shifting.


Sebastien Koechlin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 09:09:59PM +0200, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 03:02:33PM +0100, Sebastien Koechlin wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 06:31:43AM +0200, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
>>>>> We have to have permission to distribute the text legally. If the text
>>>>> is not in public domain we have to have an unambiguous
>>>>> licence/permission from the copyright holder. It can be a general
>>>>> permission given to all redistributors or one given specifically to us.
>>>> Can someone post a example of such a permission allowing the sword-project
>>>> to distribute a text?
>>>> English is not my native language, and French legislation is quite
>>>> different, I don't know what to write.
>> It's really difficult without knowing what permissions the copyright
>> owner wants to give. If you work on translation for which you are not a
>> copyright holder, you have to ask them or just translate to English the
>> licence they have given.
> Is it possible to read the license given by Crossway Bibles for English
> Standard Version as an example (I took this one at random)?
>> One possibility is to use Creative Commons licence:
>> http://creativecommons.org/license/
> We do not know if we want to open it to anyone, including anti-christian
> web-site; or if we want to give licenses on a case-by-case basis.

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