[sword-devel] Announcing Sword++

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 08:39:55 MST 2016

And even at that point, no copyright will be violated unless someone
attempts to mirror or host format shifted versions of the modules.

On Sep 27, 2016 11:37 AM, "Greg Hellings" <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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