There are a couple of projects I am interested/working in right now.
I was looking to see what bible programs were available. I found a pretty good (free) one called e-sword. Of course, there is the Online Bible project also. However, I also stumbled upon the sword project. This is a free open-source project.
Finding this project led me to the JSword project. This is a child project of Sword, but based in Java (which I know). The Bible texts are formated in OSIS. OSIS is an open-source XML initiative. The cool thing about XML, is you can use a Style Sheet (XSLT) to transform the XML into whatever format you want (HTML, PDF, other XML, etc). Of course, if you start with XML as the common format, you can really get rid of many compatablity issues that once existed.
Right now, I’m just discovering some of these things….in some ways I feel like I’ve missed the boat…. I plan on keeping some notes here.