[sword-devel] CrossWire mirroring

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 16:59:31 MST 2013

Oh and to be clear I'm happy (and morally obligated) to honour the law.

If I see evidence Crosswire holds exclusive license to control the
distribution of some modules, I will honour that license.

However, if no such legal restrictions apply, I am bound by a greater
commission and intend to distribute all of the modules I'm legally able to
do so.  I provide this proxy service for some who are not able to make it
to Crosswire directly safely (and are technically prohibited from using an
onion router (tor network).

Without legal authority to claim exclusive rights, it is hypocrisy to
freely and publicaly distribute text one doesn't
own, non-commercially while denying others the same right.  It is kind of
like tithing dill and mint while ignoring weightier matters of law.  One
must possess rights before one denies others them.


On Thursday, January 10, 2013, David Blue wrote:

> Based on the*.crosswire.org rule I would say the best option when and if
> mirrors are needed is to have some sort of round robin dns that picks a
> mirror from an internal list the way microsoft.com or my Linux distro
> does download.opensuse.org for it's package repos. Sorry for the top post'
> Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> 'niccarter at mac.com');>> wrote:
>> Sent from my phone, hence this email may be short...
>> On 08/01/2013, at 8:51, Andrew Thule <thulester at gmail.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'thulester at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> As long as Crosswire has policies in place govererning official mirrors there should no no worries mirrors are out of sync, in which case preferred mirror selection can be left to the user, and indeed mirror checking behaviour configurable.
>> Yup, policy is no mirrors at this point in time.
>> It is thought that there _may_ be room in the future for some, but these will be done from a *.crosswire.org domain so as to satisfy copyright requirements.
>> Easy :)
>> Thanks for your thoughts & I'm glad we can now put this discussion to rest. :)
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