The Paratext Board of Governors wishes to make Paratext available to all Bible translators with as few restrictions as possible. In the past, there were complaints about the difficulty of obtaining licenses for Paratext. The new registration system starting with Paratext 8 has been designed to decentralize the process of obtaining licenses. Now the approval process is managed by more than 250 organizations, each for their own personnel. Organizations and church groups are being added all the time by filling out a simple form found on this site’s registration information page. Here is how it works:
Any organization may request to become a Paratext Organization. There are two criteria:
- They must agree to follow the standards for Bible translation set forth by the Forum of Bible Agencies International. This is a checkbox on the form.