Volunteers

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Currently, the CrossWire Bible Society has a number of projects in progress, all open to new volunteers. Most of our projects do require some level of technical expertise, but a few do not. Consider writing to support@crosswire.org if you are considering assisting in one of these projects and would like additional information or help getting started.

The SWORD Project

The SWORD Project is CrossWire's original project to produce a free, open-source, cross-platform Bible software engine: the SWORD API. This project is at the heart of many other CrossWire projects that depend upon it. Visit its volunteer page for more information about helping the SWORD Project.

The SWORD Project eText Library

We are always looking to expand our existing libary of eTexts in SWORD's module format. You can learn more about creating SWORD modules by reading our module making documentation.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

While we have no official relationship with the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL), we do consider their work to be of vital importance to the continued growth of our own eText library. CCEL facilitates the transcription of public domain texts into an electronic format that is easily utilized by the SWORD Project. We especially suggest volunteers without other technical expertise consider contributing to CCEL's work through their digital facsimile edition transcription and markup efforts. If you can read and type, you can help.

New SWORD Ports and Frontends

We always seek to bring SWORD to new platforms. It is part of our philosophy that users should be able to study the Bible without having to make compromises. That includes not having to compromise by using a platform other than their favorite. Currently we seek to port SWORD to WindowsCE/PocketPC, QNX, and OS/2. We also need to create frontends to SWORD for all these platforms and for Mac OS Classic, and BeOS. In addition to this, a SOAP interface to the SWORD API is needed and will be the basis of new CGI scripts and distributed authoring and editing tools.