[sword-devel] SpaSEV removed

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Sun Dec 2 07:43:55 MST 2018

Authentication is paramount.

We could well learn from the TV programme "Fake or Fortune" that establishing PROVENANCE is the key to success.

All the more so for digital texts obtained from somewhere "out there".

Even so, a lot of good work does get done by dedicated volunteers that take upon themselves the task of transcribing old works that are in the Public Doman. One only has to look at Project Gutenberg or Wkisource to find examples of this public spirited activity.

Aside: The withdrawn SpaSEV module had been first made from GBF - General Bible Format.



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On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 14:28, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:

> Following a highly convincing report that the SpaSEV module is not want
> it claimed to be I have removed this text from CrossWire
> If anyone within CrossWire has it on their personal webserver you might
> want to remove it there too as soon as possible. We effectively have no
> clue what text it is. If you need further info re rationale - I can
> forward the material I was sent.
> This is not the first time we have received such reports on modules we
> distributed or considered distributing. I would like to use this as a
> reminder (also in the light of our current module bug clearout) that we
> need to be extraordinary cautious before we believe random claims of
> public domain status.
> Peter
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