[sword-devel] RSV/NRSV: Nope.
d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Sun Aug 23 00:47:47 MST 2009
I wonder if they are failing to distinguish between open source software and
open source documents (i.e. the biblical text itself)? Unless we also
explain that we can encrypt the module itself, such that the text is not
easily tampered with, it could be that they are confusing these scopes of
the phrase "open source".
Just a line of thought, which might easily be off beam.
Karl Kleinpaste-2 wrote:
> On 15 July, someone posted some info to sword-support about asking for
> use of RSV/NRSV. So I put together a rather careful, formal, gracious
> note, answering all their questions and seeking to have RSV/NRSV made
> available to be turned into modules.
> About half an hour ago, I finally got a response. The important part:
>> We appreciate your interest in making the RSV/NRSV available as modules
>> the Sword Project. However, at this time, we do not authorize any open
>> source uses of the RSV/NRSV. God's blessings on your ministry.
> I have to say that I am sick to death of the bias against quality
> software that just happens not to be controlled by either some large
> corporation or some small-minded individual.
> Anyhow, I followed up with a couple paragraphs of further inquiry as to
> the source of the policy, explaining a few obvious sample uses of open
> source software that everybody in the world uses, and asking for the
> opportunity to discuss the matter with those in charge of the policy.
> If folks were to pray for a change of heart with these folks, it
> wouldn't hurt. Otherwise, I don't have even a little hope for success.
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