[sword-devel] LXX module distributed as public domain ?

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Mon May 10 14:26:21 EDT 2021

LXX Version 2.5 was released in August 2008.

cf. I first met Troy and Peter the following month.

A minor tweak to lxx.conf and a bump to version 2.5.1 would be all that’s required.

One of our standard exact wordings can be selected for the DL key.


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On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 18:40, Bastian Germann <bastiangermann at fishpost.de> wrote:

> Am 10.05.21 um 18:25 schrieb pierre amadio:
>> I mentionned the source used by crosswire for the LXX module and the
>> author of the post think the source document may not be released under
>> a public domain copyright (although it grant permission to
>> redistribute the data for non commercial purpose):
>> http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/gopher/text/religion/biblical/lxxmorph/0-user-declaration.txt
>> """
>> (1) Not to use or make available these materials for commercial purposes without
>> first obtaining the written consent of the owners/encoders;
>> """
>> Crosswire mention the LXX module is public domain:
>> http://www.crosswire.org/sword/modules/ModInfo.jsp?modName=LXX
>> Should it be something else than "public domain" so that it reflect
>> the non commercial restriction ?
> I think so. The "About" section of the sword module was copied verbatim from the module's source
> http://www.bcbsr.com/topics/olb.html and contains: "The Analytic Septuagint is not to be used,
> either directly or indirectly, for commercial purposes without prior written consent of Steve Amato
> and the legal authors and developers of the morphology of the LXXM identified below."
> As this section is kept, the public domain claim is obviously false.
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