h a l f b a k e r y
The mutter of invention.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Each religious denomination should have a central data
repository with documents, code, and artistic assets. At
minimum they should have source code for Android/iOS
apps and app back ends so individual houses of worship can
tweak them to make their own apps. For bigger
Catholicism other data could be
available, like VR models of cathedrals and recordings of
chants. Licensing would be on a case by case basis but
more open licenses would be preferred (I remember a
campaign by some younger Catholics to get the church to
release their documents under a Creative Commons
Maybe some would go far enough to buy the rights to their
holy books and release them in the public domain.
||I think you'll find that as far as national copyright laws are
concerned, any holy work older than a century or so is
already in the public domain. But organizing all of it is
always good thing, and it is possible that the data
associated with doing that organizing is copyright-able.
||So, Moses comes down to Earth with the
commandments, and he offers them to a French
||"What are these commandments?" says the French
guy. "Well", says Moses, "for example there's 'thou
shalt not commit adultery'." The French guy says "I
don't think so - no thanks."
||So Moses goes to a Welshman and offers him the
commandments. "Give me an example, boyo" says
the Welshman. "Well", says Moses, "for instance,
there's 'thou shalt not steal'." "Nah", says the
Welshman "thanks, but no thanks."
||So the despondent Moses goes to this Jewish guy,
and offers him the commandments. "How much are
they?" says the guy. "They're free" says Moses. "I'll
||The problem with holy works in copyright is though the
original texts are long since public domain, contemporary
translations not so much. I think Ruport Murdoch's
HarperCollins owns the rights to the NIV translation of the
Bible which is in use in most churches. Good Jewish
commentaries and Buddhist books are also often under
copyright because a lot of times the best stuff is the most
||I dunno. I sort of gave up on god since he stopped
putting out new stuff.
||You mean like after the big bang?
||Good luck talking the Scientologists into it.