[sword-devel] Project “Free Scriptures” started

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Feb 25 01:31:46 MST 2014

Hi Jaak,

You're new here. The Zefania/Haggai/True Sharp Sword/Free Scriptures 
people are not. They've been "competing" with us for over a decade.

Their "competition" consists of ripping off content in violation of 
licenses and trolling sword-devel. There's a program somewhere that uses 
Zefania as its format, but I don't know that anyone actually uses it. 
So, I think we're generally going to ignore them as still irrelevant.


On 2/24/2014 1:35 AM, Jaak Ristioja wrote:
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> Hi!
> I must say that although I do not agree with all the criticism of the
> Sword project I do agree with some of it, and I actually hope that a
> bit of healthy competition would help both parties.
> IMHO this again highlights some of the problems of the Sword project
> which have also been discussed previously: e.g. Sword module formats
> are not well documented and formalized (making them "unreadable"). In
> addition, although Sword is GPL, there are many obstacles for
> outsiders to actually start contributing to the project, hence I
> somewhat understand why Sword might be perceived as not Free software.
> The same goes for the distribution (and modification) of modules.
> It seems to me that the "Free Scriptures" project is an effort to
> develop a more open project with more freely distributable and
> modifiable modules. Seems like a good idea to me.
> Blessings,
> Jaak
> PS: Personally I'd consider a BSD/MIT license for the software.

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