[sword-devel] Kindle/Nook Format

Kahunapule Michael Johnson kahunapule at mpj.cx
Sat Apr 14 13:24:01 MST 2012

Yes, of course there is value in mirroring Bible repositories, especially in creative access countries! Let's not throw the baby out with the copyrighted and restricted bathwater!

I would like to set up a new repository with whatever unencumbered Sword modules are worth posting, in such a way that anyone can and may mirror or proxy access to it. (I'll also set up a testing repository for new redistributable modules.) No modules without permission to redistribute will be allowed in that repository. Just Public Domain and Creative Commons modules or modules with specific permission for redistribution will be allowed. That way, Andrew and others could freely mirror the new repository.
Any help with the filtering process will be appreciated.

I'll also make room for quality non-Sword module formats that are freely redistributable and useful.

Any questions? Comments? Is that a good idea?


On 04/14/2012 09:13 AM, jhphx wrote:
>  Andrew Thule wrote:
>> I've been playing with how Sword software deals with FTP repositories. I don't know if I've broached rules in doing this but I did this for two reasons.  I wanted to get test modules onto my iPad and used the repository to do that for testing purposes.  I also wanted to provide access to sword modules to a friend who lives in an environment where 'crosswire' is filtered.  So I set up a Crosswire/NET/Xiphos/IBT Mirror using the following details:
> I wonder if there is some value in allowing some mirrors of this type. What it would take to allow it and if licenses would/could permit it in some situations? I understand the rush to say shut them down but this is something that perhaps some thought for the future should also be given. Perhaps a method to automatically clone to a mirror as much as permitted by license. For modules that have license problems could a "mirror" proxy those files so they still come from Crosswire but have the Crosswire IP
> hidden?
> I feel like Andrew may have gotten a bit of an uncomfortable surprise by admitting his efforts. I don't know if there is a better way of giving notice before something like this happens and pointing out the best way to what can be done and allowed.
> Andrew, thanks for the effort. Sorry it didn't come to a better response.
> Jerry

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