Vatican City - The Pope announced that he, along with several prominent
Protestant leaders are releasing the Bible to the open source community. The
project details can be found at SourceForge.
The biggest complaint about
the Bible has been about the numerous variations of the book. Therefore
the project's main goal is to unify the different versions of the
Bible into one coherent work.
"While merging the different versions together is the main
focus of this project, we will also be working on removing the code
bloat and feature creep the Bible suffers from," said co-project
leader Nancy Devereaux, "We hope to cut out a lot of the redundancy
and reduce the feature set."
Many think the project is too ambitious. "Bringing the
versions together is a great idea, but I think the project should
first focus on removing the logical errors and outdate concepts in
the Bible," said programmer Henrik Schmidt.
Many Protestant leaders are upset that the Pope was named project
leader. Fearing he would have too much influence over the direction
of the project. The Pope said, "All those guys like to
do is bitch, they've probably never written a line of the Bible in
their life. I'm too busy dealing with all the flamers to worry
about influencing this project."
Bible users can expect a Beta version of the new Bible (codenamed:
goat-scrot) by summer of 2001.
SourceForge: The Bible Project
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