[sword-devel] Often-requested yet never-available Bibles

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Fri Jul 24 14:13:13 MST 2009


Did you ask them to explain the reasoning behind this exclusion? Was 
this through email, a letter, or a phone call or what? I am tempted to 
get on the phone and try to talk to them to find out their reasoning. 
Perhaps some more personal contact might help things...


Ryan wrote:
>>   NIV is the
>> one that I used to hear about the most, so I have asked IBS twice via
>> their web page and once via snail mail -- very formal, very proper, very
>> precise, clearly asking for nothing in return and being willing to do
>> the conversion ourselves, using both email and snail mail addresses that
>> they specify -- and yet nothing.
> Earlier this year I contacted IBS and they told me "Our policy at this
> time does not allow us to release the NIV database to individuals or for
> use in Linux based, open source or shareware software products;
> therefore IBS-STL will not be granting your request for use of the NIV."
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