[sword-devel] CrossWire mirroring

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 13:39:27 MST 2013

It's a good idea to put this in the wiki.  Might I recommend (since it
appeared previously on this list "Legitimate FTP Mirrors & Module
Distribution Rights Question") that the following be added:

"Modules specifically licensed to Crosswire may not be redistributed.  For
all others, as long as the license requirements are fulfilled, there is
nothing preventing redistribution."

This is implied from the following dialogue:

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com wrote:
>> Since Crosswire freely allows modules to be downloaded and governs the
>> use of these modules afterwards through the each modules' licensing
>> rights, is there something else that precludes their downstream
>> redistribution so long as the original license is honoured and
>> preserved?  (In other words, if the licenses is established by the
>> original module creator, or the license holder for the text, is
>> Crosswire able to impose additional restrictions on the use of the
>> text?  Should it (not)?)

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>

> So long as the license requirements are fulfilled, there is nothing
preventing redistribution.
> As I recall, the initial reaction to your announcement was not that you
must take it down but
> that you must filter those modules which are licensed for only
Crosswire's distribution. Any
> modules which are in the Public Domain or which have licenses that do not
restrict their
> distribution to e.g. CrossWire only, you are free to mirror. However, you
would have to manually
> create such a list by inspecting each module's license individually by

Inclusion of the above constraint (to limit redistribution to Crosswire
licensed modules) would explicitly clarify Crosswire's position.

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