[sword-devel] Permissions for the New American Bible

Karl Winterling kwinterling at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 19:27:00 MST 2011

I read http://www.usccb.org/nab/permissions.shtml and I'm going to contact nabperm at usccb.org about permission to distribute a paid SWORD module of the latest New American Bible (NAB) and the official commentary. I'll ask for no DRM and for users to have a license for personal and family use on an unlimited number of computers and mobile devices. I'll explain that SWORD is an open source project and the whole v11n and canon issues.

The NAB is the main US English Bible version authorized for use in private study and devotion. The others are the RSV-CE and (I think, but it's not my cup of tea) the NRSV, but I know that the National Council of Churches doesn't license to open source projects. Does anyone have experience with the USCCB in this regard? I could always write to Rome and see what happens.

God bless,


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