[sword-devel] Announcing Sword++

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 08:37:21 MST 2016

Unless and until this fork is unable to read a Sword module format, this
discussion is moot. The distribution had no bearing on the software that
does the parsing of the file.

On Sep 27, 2016 11:32 AM, "DM Smith" <dmsmith at crosswire.org> wrote:

> On Sep 27, 2016, at 7:52 AM, Matěj Cepl  wrote:
> On 2016-09-26, 21:10 GMT, DM Smith wrote:
> A fork of the CrossWire library (SWORD or JSword) may or may
> not be seen by the copyright holders to be mechanism of
> distribution and access that they are willing to license their
> work. I know of one publisher of a popular module in
> particular that would not.
> Of course, this is yet another example of the complete mess
> about the Biblical modules. Is there somewhere a list of all
> modules with their appropriate licenses under they are
> distributed, or are all of them (except for the three
> I maintain) proprietary? Which modules are explicitly permitted
> to be used only with the code you control?
> I would like to know so that I can file a bug against SwordJS,
> that it must eliminate some modules to comply.
> See DistributionLicense in https://crosswire.org/wiki/DevTools:conf_Files.
> Basically if it says:
> Copyrighted; Permission to distribute granted to CrossWire
> then it is specific to CrossWire.
> Note, compare this as case insensitive, allowing whitespace and variations
> in punctuation. In one instance it has “CrossWire Bible Society”. In
> another it has a couple extra words after copyrighted.
> Our wiki says it should be verbatim which is meant to allow simple
> filtering.
> Modules from other repositories might have a different company name.
> I’d suggest the following regexp:
> m/.*permission\s+to\s+distribute\s+granted\s+to.*/i
> If it merely says:
> Copyrighted
> then we haven’t stated any further distribution restrictions, but it’d
> probably be best to exclude as well unless the conf says elsewhere it is
> ok. We try not to use this string, but it is present in 5 modules.
> Hope this helps.
> In His Service,
> DM Smith
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