From CrossWire Bible Society
For users of The SWORD Project for Windows
- Form letter that you can print and use for copyright lobbying. To use this, copy the text into your favorite editor. Then you must edit it by replacing everything in square brackets "[ ]", with the right information.
[Copyright Holder's Address]
To Whom It May Concern [or copyright holder's name],
Thank you for your time. I use The SWORD Project for Windows.
This Bible study program uses the software library and data modules developed by
The SWORD Project ( http://www.crosswire.org/sword/ ). The SWORD Project is a
free, non-commercial and open source project that develops software tools that
make writing Bible programs easy.
I am writing you in hope that you will grant this wonderful project the right
to distribute your work, [the name of their work, e.g. New International
Version], as a data module that can be used in any of the many Bible study
programs that use The SWORD Project's tools and data modules. I know
personally it would benefit my Bible study if I had access to your very useful
I am ready and willing, not only to pay a small fee to be able to use your
work under The SWORD Project for Windows, but also I am standing ready to field
any questions you might have about the project. You can contact me at the
[Your E-mail Address]