[sword-devel] [Fwd: Crosswire Bible Society Request (01/28/08)]

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Jan 28 17:52:06 MST 2008

Dear Daniel,

This is great news!  Thank you for pursuing this!  Our policy is to 
allow a "ShortPromo" entry in the .conf file of a module.  When this 
module is viewed in SWORDWeb, or when the details of the module are 
viewed on the download page, the short promo is displayed.  These allow 
for links to the copyright holder's website.

In short, if a user shows any interest in the Vietnamese module, they 
will be presented with a link to Vietnamese Bible, Inc.  As google 
spiders our website and hits the pages dealing with this module, the 
link with be registered with google, as well.  I hope this is in line 
with what Vietnamese Bible, Inc. is expecting.  Please check with them.

	-Troy A. Griffitts

Daniel Owens wrote:
> I just received this response from the copyright holders of the New 
> Vietnamese Bible (NVB), published in 2002. As I understand their 
> response, they are granting permission for Crosswire to distribute the 
> NVB but would like to have linking between the two websites. Perhaps 
> they want to give people a chance to buy printed editions. I am not sure 
> how the linking would work exactly, whether we could have a Vietnamese 
> language wiki page or what, but it seems appropriate to present this to 
> sword-devel to see what next steps should be taken. Is this 
> documentation clear enough to satisfy the need to have permission to 
> distribute a module? What about creating links between the two sites?
> Daniel
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Crosswire Bible Society Request (01/28/08)
> Date: 	Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:40:01 -0600
> From: 	Leon Taylor
> To: 	Daniel Owens
> Good morning Daniel,
> I pray that you are well and that the Lord is blessing you.  The VBI NVB 
> Publication Committee has approved your request (below) on behalf 
> of Crosswire Bible Society.  
> We have approved a mutual partnership with Crosswire that will link 
> Crosswire with our NVB website, and our website with Crosswire's.  Dual 
> links will serve to increase the web traffic on both sites, and provide 
> other important options for searchers. In summary, our site will link to 
> CW so that their VN users can immediately go to our web site for 
> Scripture and our users can go immediately to another good English 
> translation on the CW site.     
> Please let me know the decision of Crosswire regarding this cross-link 
> partnership.
> Leon Taylor - Chairman
> Vietnamese Bible, Inc.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> To whom it may concern:
> I am seeking the copyright holder of the New Vietnamese Bible. I would 
> like to ask permission to distribute the NVB on behalf of the Crosswire 
> Bible Society.
> The Crosswire Bible Society is a non-profit organization which maintains 
> a library of Bibles and Bible study materials, also called the Sword 
> Library. They develop free Bible programs to use the Sword Library in 
> Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm, and Pocket PC as well as providing an online 
> interface for the library. I would like to make the NVB available for 
> their library. You can view their website at http://www.crosswire.org.
> My goal is to add Vietnamese-language Bibles and other study materials 
> to the Sword Library as well as translate program interfaces so that 
> Vietnamese pastors can have free Bible software for study and sermon 
> preparation which not only includes Vietnamese texts but Greek, Hebrew, 
> English, and other languages. In the end pastors and students will be 
> able to do serious biblical exegesis using the Sword library.
> If you could put me in touch with the right person to contact regarding 
> this request, I would appreciate it. I normally live in Vietnam, but I 
> am temporarily in Singapore. I can be reached at (telephone number) or 
> at this email address.
> Sincerely,
> Daniel Owens
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