[sword-devel] Bible-Discovery - non-free program using SWORD modules
chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Sep 2 20:32:41 MST 2009
Sorry for the delay in responding. I hadn't noticed your reply.
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 04:04, Chris Little wrote:
>> from The SWORD Project, but none more completely obviously than the Robinson morphology codes module.
> The one obtainable from e-Sword.net was created from scratch.
> The other one is in Spanish. (I don't currently have it installed.
> However, I'm fairly confident that the group that created it, did
> credit their source.)
Okay, that's just an outright lie. I don't know whether it's your lie or
you've been lied to, but it's a lie nonetheless.
I went to the effort of downloading e-Sword and checking the e-Sword
RMAC module. (By the way, that title "Robinson's Morphological Analysis
Codes" also originates with me and the Sword module I created.)
The e-Sword module inexplicably contains precisely the same errors that
Teus pointed out earlier today. These were caused by a bug in my Perl
script back in 2002. It's REALLY odd that an e-Sword module would
contain bugs generated by my script if it were created from scratch. I
don't question that e-Sword's module has been modified from our
original, but it's likewise obvious that CrossWire's work served as the
In similar fashion, you'll find a number of unusual cuts in e-Sword's
ISBE module. Those are the result of Sword's old 64k per dictionary
entry limit. I had to split a number of entries into two or more parts.
e-Sword still has those splits. (We've since fixed it in Sword's module,
and re-merged those split entries.)
I could go on, but I think I've made my point.
>> All copies of the Robinson database derive from CrossWire's module. I know this because I created it out of whole cloth (plus a dash of Perl).
> Unless you claiming that you created the database that Robinson
> distributes, which claims to be public domain, and lacks any
> attribution to The Cross Bible Society, then not all copies of
> Robinson's database were created by you.
You don't seem to know what you're talking about. Robinson distributes a
number of texts (Greek Bibles), some with morphological coding, and he
distributes a code manual (this:
http://www.byztxt.com/download/PARSINGS.TXT), on which basis "Robinson's
Morphological Analysis Codes" was created. He doesn't distribute a
separate explication of all the codes, which is what we're talking about
here. The first complete explication of this sort was produced by me in
2002, following my earlier, similar complete explication of Packard
codes in 2001.
Still waiting on that apology, Jonathan.
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