Talk:Official and Affiliated Module Repositories

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CrossWire's policy regarding Biblical texts

Somewhere in the wiki there should be a clear statement about CrossWire's policy regarding Biblical texts. i.e. That CrossWire is not an authority for generating such texts. When textual errors are reported, CrossWire does not seek to correct them, but to obtain a better text from another source. Is there already an agreed form of words that could be pasted into the appropriate wiki page? David Haslam 08:01, 24 September 2008 (MDT)

Brazilian copyright leglislation

Copyright duration in Brazil is Life + 70 years, as tabulated in [1]. This is similar to many other countries. It is therefore inadequate to claim for the ACF text, "Copyright status ok under Brazilian legislation", without citing proper evidence that permissions have been obtained from the copyright owners. There have been lengthy discussions in the CrossWire mailing lists[2] about the difficulties of obtaining a legal right to use any Portuguese translation. This new addition to the main page here is dubious to say the least. The linked wordpress pages of siriarah do not provide enough evidence for the provenance of the digitized text used for the several ACF downloads. For all we know they could have all been derived from a dubious text posted on another file-sharing service. David Haslam 19:47, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

I have therefore changed the last sentence to Copyright status not verified. David Haslam 19:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

How to set BibleDesktop module installer for the Xiphos modules repository?

The edit site dialog in BD is different than in SPW. How does one set BD to access Xiphos? David Haslam 17:32, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Unfortunately, BD is unable to access the Xiphos repo right now, as we do not have http access (nor do we zip up the modules in the way BD requires). I have thought about setting it up, but no one has requested it yet. --Mwtalbert 21:57, 22 June 2009 (UTC)