I'm a missionary on a team helping a small French denomination (UNEPREF) start a new church in west Toulouse. I noticed that OpenLP offers to download public domain songs in multiple languages, but French isn't one of them.
I'm gradually building a collection of French public domain worship songs, in part because our team (and many of our partner churches) keep selecting songs that we don't actually have copyright permission to project the lyrics. We purchased an LTC licence, but that only covers a lot of foreign songs translated into French---many original French songs aren't included in the LTC licensing.
Once I have a decent number of public domain French songs in my collection, how could I go about including them in OpenLP so that users would be able to download them at that point in their installation/set-up of the software?
In France, you can project any protestant Christian French and English song without needing to pay royalties, in particular if your church has an LTC license.
Any news about this project of having a bunch of French songs available?
@jkepler are you still here? I am interested in French lyrics...
Merci beaucoup !
I don't recall ever getting any public domain French songs, but if you have any songs which are in the public domain, feel free to upload them here and I can add them to the First Run Wizard.