In the Open.Bible initiative, Biblica is publishing Bible texts with a Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike) Licence. This means that you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. You can adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must attribute the original work to Biblica, and if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
“By releasing complete Biblical texts for free under Creative Commons licensing, the traditional Bible licensing, publishing, and distribution pipeline can be completely replaced with a much faster, more efficient vehicle.”
The following translations are already available:
- Biblica® Open New Arabic Version (TM)
- Biblica® Open Yoruba Contemporary Bible (TM)
- Biblica® Open Kiswahili Contemporary Bible (TM)
You can find them on the Open.Bible Resources page. Other translations will follow.
Downloadable formats include: Paratext (USFM), Digital Bible Library bundle (USX), Rich Text Format (RTF) and PDF. You can use the USFM or USX files to publish the translations in smartphone apps built with Scripture App Builder.