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Re: New LilyPond tutorial

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: New LilyPond tutorial
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:54:51 +0200
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Am 24.08.2011 10:42, schrieb David Kastrup:
Janek Warchoł<address@hidden>  writes:

2011/8/24 Graham Percival<address@hidden>:
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 07:40:50PM -0600, Colin Campbell wrote:
    Very nicely done, indeed, Urs!  Thanks for putting this together.  Graham,
    would this be something to be linked from LM?
The normal thing to would be to add a link to the wiki.
Which is down at the moment, if i'm not mistaken?
Frankly, i think that it would be too hidden on the wiki (i have an
impression that our wiki is not very alive).
Maybe we should create a "links" section on the website.
I'd like to point to
from the guidelines for maintainers of GNU projects.

     A GNU package should not refer the user to any non-free
     documentation for free software. The need for free documentation to
     come with free software is now a major focus of the GNU project; to
     show that we are serious about the need for free documentation, we
     must not contradict our position by recommending use of
     documentation that isn’t free.

I would be disappointed if we considered a situation where material that
is of essential help to Lilypond users (to the degree where it would
make good sense to reference it) is not freely available and
redistributable satisfying enough that we gave encouragement and support
to it on our web site.

I would wholeheartedly second this, as I'm also not really satisfied with the copyright status of my text.
You shouldn't link to it for now.
Maybe I will think of updating the tutorial with public domain music (as most of the contents of the tutorial are completely independent of the actual music) - if I find the time. Then we can talk about making the whole thing free.

OTOH I don't think there is any problem with the mere existence of non-free documentation.

And one of my intentions was to provide online material that probably will be exposed to search engines and opens an additional path to find LilyPond resources.


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