[jsword-devel] flashcards copyright

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 16 19:52:23 MST 2004

Do with it as you please.
My effort is for His glory.

Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> DM Smith,
>     Hey, I started doing some updating to flashcards this weekend and 
> noticed your headers in the files.  I'm not sure if you are aware of 
> this, but CrossWire, like many other OSS projects, asks for ownership 
> of contributed work to our projects.  We do this for a number of 
> reasons, some of which include: to prevent and angry contributor from 
> deciding that he no longer wants us to use his work, and occasionally 
> we have requests to use our software from organizations under 
> different licenses who don't wish to release their source code under 
> the GPL or compatible license.  To obtain permission to do this from 
> everyone contributing code is unrealistic.
>     Having said this, it does not mean that you don't retain ownership 
> of your own work.  Anything you contribute, you still have the right 
> to do with it what you will under any license, but so does CrossWire.
>     We also have no problems with recognition of your work, so we're 
> happy to leave the @author tags in the headers.
>     I would like to change the header to our standard, "(c) CrossWire 
> Bible Society" if you don't have any problems with this.
>     -Troy.
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