[sword-devel] DSS (Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls based upon DJD translations)

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Nov 12 02:33:43 MST 2012

This is a good summary of how we conduct ourselves in general and how we 
want to conduct ourselves.

Thanks Nic.


On 11/11/12 23:13, niccarter wrote:
> Disclaimer: I am not an expert in US law to any degree. I just want to pick up on one thing Greg mentioned:
>> Those works ARE subject to Copyright
>> unless their authors or publishers have explicitly released them from
>> Copyright.
> The way to make sure that everything is above board and that we are beyond reproach and honouring Christ is to go the extra mile and ask the authors/publishers for explicit permission to distribute (either personally, as Andrew appears to desire, or corporately, as I gather CrossWire would be interested in) their works.
> There are two purposes:
> 1) If the publishers are intending for anyone and everyone to freely copy their works with attribution, perhaps along the lines of CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 (defined at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ), then they will appreciate the goodwill and the relationship would be beneficial in glorifying God. AND they will freely and quickly grant access. :)
> 2) If the publishers are more restrictive, according to what others are stating copyright law entitles, we can pray that they are happy for their works to be distributed in a non-profit way with their blessings/permission.  :)
> Looking at both sides of the fence, I believe it won't hurt to ask. Who is "right" is irrelevant in this outlined proposal.
> For His Glory, ybic
> 	nic...  :)
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