machine readable texts of the Greek nt

I've corresponded with some people about the propriety of my making
a massaged form of the NA26 text available for anonymous FTP.
I've also talked to Harold Scanlin at the ABS and read up a little
on the copyright law.  While I have some doubts that the NA26 text,
stripped of apparatus, marginalia, etc, is legally copyrightable,
I have decided purely as a courtesy to the ABS to remove the NA26
text from the FTP filesystem on bugs.nosc.mil .  I do this mainly
because the Bible Societies get royalties from the licensed copies
of the text.

Mr. Scanlin said that they were unhappy about the way the Online Bible
distributes the NA26 text like freeware, and he recognizes that there
is a difference of opinion about the legal issues of copyright, but they
are unlikely to take any punitive legal action against OLB, because they
would look like heavies, and the Society's goal of spreading bible knowledge
would not be furthered.  He hinted of some doubt that NA27 would be as easily
available in electronic form, because of this control problem.

My advice is save up your coppers till you can afford a licensed text
from CCAT, Gramcord, etc, and then afterward get the OLB NA26,
if you want that additional form for easier comparisons.

bugs.nosc.mil:pub/gnt looks like this.
-rw-r--r--  1 broman       1687 Jun 14 09:25 Readme
-rw-r--r--  1 broman     295274 May 24 10:47 byz.gnt.z
-rw-r--r--  1 broman       6186 May 24 10:47 na26.blurb
-rw-r--r--  1 broman     295398 May 24 10:47 scriv.gnt.z
-rw-r--r--  1 broman     295631 May 24 10:47 steph.gnt.z

And CCAT, Wuarchive, et al should fetch the files from there, if desired,
before the space availability disappears here.

Vincent Broman,  code 572 Bayside                        Phone: +1 619 553 1641
Naval Command Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, RDT&E Div.
San Diego, CA  92152-6147,  USA                          Email: broman@nosc.mil