[sword-devel] Distributing modules with SWORD frontends

Ian Wagner iwagn973 at students.bju.edu
Mon Aug 3 04:13:48 MST 2009

Sweet, Thanks for the info guys. That answers my question.

Dr!nk m0r3 J0lt ^_^

On Aug 2, 2009, at 7:00 PM, Jonathan Marsden wrote:

> Ian Wagner wrote:
>> Hey, I have been asked on several occasions if it would be possible  
>> for
>> me to bundle a Bible or 2 with the App Store release of  
>> PocketSword. I
>> am aware that this is not allowed for many modules since the  
>> license to
>> distribute (or whatever they call it) was granted only to  
>> Crosswire. Are
>> there any modules that would be legal to bundle with a frontend? I
>> suspect this might be permissible for the KJV, but I would like to  
>> be sure.
> As I understand it, the field in the .conf file that determines what
> distribution rights exist for a given SWORD module is called
> DistributionLicense.  So you can grab the module index file
>  wget ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/sword/raw/mods.d.tar.gz
> It contains all the CrossWire *.conf files.  Then you can unpack that
> archive file:
>  tar zxf mods.d.tar.gz
> and then search through the resulting set of .conf files, for all  
> files
> whose licence is either "Public Domain" or "General public license for
> distribution for any purpose" (only the KJV has the second one):
>  egrep -lr "^DistributionLicense=(Public Domain|General public license
> for distribution for any purpose)$" mods.d
> and you will get a list of all the modules that have those two
> distribution licences.
> The above are unix-style commands, each should be on one line.  Adjust
> for MS Windows if necessary, or use Cygwin :)
> I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice, but it looks to me as
> though you could probably bundle up to 137 of the 315 modules in the
> main CrossWire repository.  Including the KJV.
> Jonathan
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