[sword-devel] ISV status?

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 23:02:20 MST 2013

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 2:55 AM, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:

> I credit you for taking it down, but you haven't explained why YOU felt it
> was YOUR place to do it in the first place. 'Andrew Thule posts the module
> on his FTP site' is not part of our release process.

Because I was trying to help.  I assumed that module development was
covered under licenses, and have no other way to share modules I create
with members of this list.

The wiki doesn't prohibit the sharing of Copyrighted modules under
development, so it was reasonable to assume since the module itself was
being distributed to the word, modules being developed could be distributed

> Yet, why would that have anything at all to do with you? You have no
> connection to the publishers, you didn't do the conversion, and you are in
> no way a part of the release process.
> You say you checked the distribution rights presented in isv.conf, but it
> contained exactly the string present in those modules that we have told you
> in the past that you may not re-distribute. You prevent reading of other
> such .confs on your FTP site, so you're clearly aware that this is material
> you should not be re-distributing. But you did it anyway, because you're
> content to act without thinking.

I'm a member of this list, trying to help, volunteering my time, and Nic's
question wasn't directed at anyone in particular.  He was asking about a
version of the ISV which contained the OT, which I had.

Why wouldn't it have anything to do with me?  Is there something somewhere
that says only certain members of this list can help?  Where does it say
only those folks directly connected to the publisher can make improvements?

Yes, as in my other response, you're still pressing away at the false idea
I ignored the licenses.  You still have to clarify that bit with respect to
who can and who cannot offer improvements and whether or not development is
excluded from 'distribution'.  I was offering an improved module (and OSIS)
TO Crosswire for distribution by Crosswire's repo.

I admit that my thinking is limited at times.  In this case it is limited
by what I don't know - which is why you've been asked for clarification.

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