Crossway who produce the ESV are a not-for-profit organisation. Lane Dennis explains their mission and desire to make the Bible available for free in many electronic applications
All of this is to say, when any significant new technology becomes available, we want to be there with the ESV Bible – free from day one.In addition to listing several appliciations they have produced they indicate their ongoing intentions
We live in a unique moment of history. We live at the beginning of a global communications revolution that will change the world forever, beyond anything we can begin to imagine. For people who are committed to the Gospel and the Truth of God’s Word, this communications revolution provides an unprecedented moment in the history of the world. The amazing thing is that the massive technological infrastructure to accomplish this already exists! Our calling is simply to make the content accessible to everyone, everywhere, at all times, by means of “all technologies.”
- the free distribution of millions of ESV evangelistic New Testaments;
- free sharing of the ESV Bible text and audio on any church or Christian ministry website;
- free availability of the ESV Bible via “cloud technology,” everywhere in the world on every major form of mobile technology; and
- free essential Bible teaching resources for churches and individuals everywhere.