[sword-devel] The Scriptures translation from the Institute of Scripture Research

Johan Marais (johanma@absa.co.za) johanma at absa.co.za
Sun Mar 7 21:25:16 MST 2010

Good morning,

The Scriptures 1998 is copyrighted, but permission is given to distribute it in CrossWire's different formats.

Unfortunately, the Institute for Scripture Research do not have the skills to convert it into the different formats and anyone from the CrossWire community is welcome to do so.

In His Name,
Johan Marais
Vice Chairman
Institute for Scripture research

-----Original Message-----
From: Nic Carter [mailto:niccarter at mac.com] 
Sent: 05 March 2010 01:36 PM
To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
Subject: [sword-devel] The Scriptures translation from the Institute of Scripture Research

Can anyone shed any light on this text?  It seems to say that we have permission to distribute the module (looking in the .conf of the module), so does that mean I can throw it on the PocketSword website (which is hosted on the CrossWire web server) for ppl to download it?  Seems strange that they only distribute it in a binary (installer) format for Windows -- I was able to pull the module out of that .exe thanks to the joys of wine (winehq.org) working very nicely on Macs now-a-days  :)

Thanks all, ybic
	nic...  :)

Begin forwarded message:

> Hi Suhaib,
> Thanks for your email.  :)  I'm glad you like PocketSword & thanks for your suggestions of ways to improve it -- I'll look into them.
> As for The Scriptures.  I have just downloaded what is distributed from the website and interestingly the modules included say "Copyrighted; Permission to distribute granted to CrossWire".  If you email the organisation and ask them if we can host this module for them, we can then either make it available via the normal installation method (in PocketSword and all other CrossWire Bible applications) or I can put it on the CrossWire webserver so you can download the zipped version of the module so you can download and install it into PocketSword yourself.  :)
> But, even thought it does say "Copyrighted; Permission to distribute granted to CrossWire" in the module, I'm hesitant to just upload the module to the CrossWire server for you to download it from!  (altho, the more I think about it, the more I think that it'd probably be ok, given that's what the module seems to be saying!)
> I'll ask around at CrossWire and see if anyone knows anything, but in the mean time, you could email the Institute of Scripture Research and see what they say?  FYI, I have already created a zipped version of this module from the free download provided on their website, so it would be very simple to release this for general use in CrossWire applications.
> Thanks, ybic
> 	nic...  :)
> ----
> Nic Carter
> PocketSword Developer - an iPhone Bible Study app
> www: http://crosswire.org/pocketsword
> iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/Pocketsword/id341046078
> Twitter: @PocketSword
> On 05/03/2010, at 4:29 PM, Suhaib Mirza wrote:
>> Hey guys. I just downloaded your pocketsword app for the itouch and am thrilled with what you've done with it! I do have a few things that I'd really appreciate if you could implement.. First a landscape view would be helpful, the ability to highlight, but most important.. I'm in a discipleship program with my church and we're reading from a translation called The Scriptures translation from ISR, the Institute of Scripture Research and their website is http://www.isr-messianic.org/ ... They have a link to your site and software and underneath is a link to their translation of the Bible to be downloaded for your desktop app. And I was hoping you could add their translation to your database so that I may download it for my itouch app!
>> I pray that it would not be too inconvenient for you to do this, seeing that they've already done most of the work for the easy implementation of their work. And if it was available in any other app, I would have downloaded it without troubling you, but alas I haven't found one yet.
>> Please help me out with this request and God bless you in all that you do! Thank you guys for your work and diligence to preach the Gospel!
>> Suhaib Mirza
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>> sword-support at crosswire.org
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