[sword-devel] Authoritative Module Sources

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 03:08:28 MST 2008

> There are other organizations who are dedicated to being authoritative
> text sources.  One of these organizations is CCEL, with whom CrossWire
> has a very good relationship.  We want to encourage their ministry, as
> they have encouraged our ministry.  If there is not a good document
> source for a particular area of interest which you feel the need to
> contribute toward.  Please join CCEL and produce your work there.

This thoroughly confuses me. As far as I can tell, CCEL works with
ThML. I understand from recent discussions that Crosswire will accept
ThML from CCEL but no one else. However, if Crosswire is promoting
OSIS why would you encourage us to go to CCEL?

I do not think that Crosswire's goal of promoting OSIS (particularly
as represented by Chris in these threads) is compatible with the
policy of not maintaining sources.

I also do not feel this policy accurately reflects the value of the
module library to the Sword Project. I was just told in a private
email that the module library was one of the most valuable parts of
the project, which attracted people who would otherwise go elsewhere.
In addition it was mentioned that the value of this library was why
sources were not made available, because other projects could too
easily use them as well.

I do not see how these policies line up with the official goals of the
Crosswire project either. However, I do thank you for the
clarification on all of this, and your very clear rejection of
community input. It has made it quite clear to me that I have been in
the wrong place.

Goodbye and God bless,


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