Troy A. Griffitts
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Sun Jul 6 13:48:12 MST 2008
Since CrossWire doesn't not have a J2ME Bible Reader, would the
developers of GoBible consider CrossWire as a home for continued
opensource development? It wouldn't be too hard, I'm sure, to add a
GoBible driver to the SWORD engine and create a mod2gomod utility--
officially supporting the format as a SWORD format. In fact, it might
be a nice combination to use with the standoff markup filters Barry
Drake and others are talking about developing.
Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Chris Little wrote:
>>> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>>>> We have a fair number of Bibles which are only distributable via
>>>> Crosswire due to to the permissions given to us - but expanding our work
>>>> into GoBible would seem like a natural extension to what Crosswire does
>>>> anyway. Should we not consider
>>>> a) creating GoBible modules ourselves and hosting them from Crosswire
>>>> server where permissions are not there to allow others to create and
>>> I don't have a problem with collaboration, but our having permission to
>>> distribute content in Sword format does not imply any kind of permission
>>> to distribute content in other formats. The contracts I've seen are
>>> specific in identifying _Sword_ format rather than giving blanket
>>> publication permission to CrossWire.
>> The contracts I signed (Farsi Bibles) were unspecific non-commercial
>> electronic format, but for distribution by Crosswire and my church.
>> So I guess we would need to dig out all relevant agreements and see what
>> is allowed and what not as it may be different for each module - which
>> is what one would expect.
>> Since I became aware of GoBible and David's + Jolon's work I am always
>> approaching everyone with both projects in mind - which would be a lot
>> easier if we simply set this out as one of the things we want to do in
>> Crosswire - produce Bible modules for all platforms - and include
>> mobile phones.
> We aren't platform specific here - between JSword and The SWORD
> Project, we pretty much cover any system with an open development
> environment available with either Java or C/C++ tools. We are
> format-specific, but that format can be taken pretty much anywhere
> that the plain OSIS of the GoBible can be taken.
> Which makes me wonder if the approach of maintaining the OSIS file and
> creating an index to it isn't the better way to go about this, then
> the import tools need only produce the indecies rather than a whole
> regurgitated format. Ah well, just some speculation.
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