[sword-devel] Calvin's Commentaries

Luke Plant L.Plant.98 at cantab.net
Thu May 14 06:56:28 MST 2009

Hi all, 

I have just discovered that the ThML Calvin commentary files from 
CCEL, though labelled as public domain (both on their site, and in the 
actual ThML), are actually copyrighted (that is, the ThML tags rather 
than the text itself).  The CalvinCommentaries OSIS module hosted on 
Crosswire beta is derived from these files.  I've contacted 
crosswire.org to ask for permission for it to be redistributed in this 
way, and it looks like they are going to have to say 'no', since that 
is their policy and also they actually pay royalties to have it on 
their site.  I will e-mail again to confirm this when I get a further 
reply from them.

Unfortunately, I guess this means the module will have to be removed, 
and I will have to remove the copies of the sources and output that I 
have on my website (as described in the README for building the 
module). It will still be possible to build the module by downloading 
the 45 ThML files and running the scripts oneself 
tools/trunk/modules/calvinscommentaries/), but it's not exactly an 
easy process...

Apologies for my mistake and giving false hope on this one...


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Luke Plant || http://lukeplant.me.uk/

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