[sword-devel] Often-requested yet never-available Bibles

Jim Kinsman jakinsman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 14:45:42 MST 2009

I don't see the problem in allowing compatibility for e-sword modules, they
are just an access database password protected,
if the user paid for one -- i did -- then it makes sense, the only problem
is it uses RTF format which is annoying to parse.

But anyway, if interested, I found a pretty decent c++ written rtf parser
that i was going to attempt to use.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Jonathan Morgan <jonmmorgan at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 5:24 AM, Jónatas
> Ferreira<jonatasferreira at mac.com> wrote:
> >
> > Em 2009/07/27, às 13:59, sword-devel-request at crosswire.org escreveu:
> >
> >> It doesn't seem all that impossible.  At those prices, mental math says
> >> the breakeven is 500 copies.  You just need the $10000 up front.
> >>
> >> If ten CrossWire people kicked in $1000 each (or twenty people @ $500
> >> each), and if (a big if?) there was a reasonable expectation of selling
> >> 500 NIV modules within a year or two, it would be doable.  Are there 500
> >> CrossWire users interested in the NIV at this price?  Doing something
> >> like that would change the "feel" of what CrossWire is, somewhat, so the
> >> group would have to decide if this sort of venture is something it
> >> *wants* to do.  But to me, it sounds fairly feasible, *if* the group
> >> chooses to make it a serious goal.
> >>
> >> Jonathan
> >
> > The problem with charging for a module for Sword is that, generally, when
> > people think about open-source they think "free" and they don't want to
> pay
> > for anything. One example that proves my point is that, whenever someone
> > tries to sell Sword copies, people come here and ask if it is legal to
> sell
> > copies of Sword.
> And e-Sword costs how much?  I know what you mean, but it is more
> legal to sell Sword frontends than it is to sell e-Sword.
> While many people do see e-Sword as free and don't want to pay for
> anything with it, obviously others are buying the NIV, NKJV, Message,
> etc. to make it worth selling it.  I don't know whether it would be
> the same with Sword, but I imagine so.
> Jon
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