From CrossWire Bible Society
For users of Xiphos
- Form letter that you can print and use for copyright lobbying. To use this, copy the text into your favorite editor. Then you must edit it by replacing everything in square brackets "[ ]", with the right information.
[Date] [Copyright Holder] [Copyright Holder's Address] To Whom It May Concern [or copyright holder's name], Thank you for your time. I use Xiphos ( http://www.xiphos.org/ ). This Bible study program uses the software library and data modules developed by The SWORD Project ( http://www.crosswire.org/sword/ ). The SWORD Project is a free, non-commercial and open source project that develops software tools that make writing Bible programs easy. I am writing you in hope that you will grant this wonderful project the right to distribute your work, [the name of their work, e.g. New International Version], as a data module that can be used in any of the many Bible study programs that use The SWORD Project's tools and data modules. I know personally it would benefit my Bible study if I had access to your very useful work. I am ready and willing, not only to pay a small fee to be able to use your work under Xiphos, but also I am standing ready to field any questions you might have about the project. You can contact me at the address below. In Christ, [Your Name] [Your Address] [Your E-mail Address]