[CS-FSLUG] Macs and Linux use in CD Vol 80 - Issue 11

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Mon Nov 1 11:21:23 CDT 2010

Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> writes:
> There is already a mechanism for installing copy-protected modules.
> There is only one publication (in the German language, no less) that I
> am aware of, however, that has taken advantage of this.

NET is available in 2 flavors, a free version with crippled notes, and a
"premium" version with full notes, that is locked/encrypted.  NASB, when
complete, will be a locked module, sold by Lockman Foundation (copyright

The biggest practical problem is, I think, the disconnect between where
you obtain the modules and how you arrange to buy the key for it.  Some
sort of store might solve that, but frankly the problem there is that
The Sword Project is a "no money" organization.  Volunteers even help
produce locked modules that will be sold, giving the result back to the
owners for sale.  NET Premium was produced this way, and the NASB set is
in progress in this manner.

>> A double bonus if it could create an iPhone app (and, perhaps, an
>> Android app) that would sync with the store.

There exists PocketSword now for iPhone, plus AndBible is in progress
for Android.  Both uses the same modules as all other Sword Project
apps, and repository use follows the usual pattern.

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