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Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development on Li

From: Janek Warchoł
Subject: Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development on LilyPond
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:21 +0100

2012/2/9 Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden>:
> 2012/2/9 Janek Warchoł <address@hidden>:
>> Not sure if i understand correctly how Kickstarter works, but what
>> about a project for creating a free typeset edition of some famous
>> piece (like Mozart's Requiem)?  The funds would be split between
>> typesetter and programmer who implements necessary features.  I could
>> do the typesetting part.
> And if you add a musician that would do a recording of the piece and
> release it for free (as in "free software", not only "free beer")
> you would obtain something like the "Open Goldberg Variations" project.
> There it's MuseScore that is used as typesetting software.

$23 000... Unbelievable!!  So simple and so effective.
Heck, let's do it!
Do you know of any famous pieces of music without freely accessible
scores?  I have only one shot now, but it isn't perfect: Samuel
Barber's "Adagio for Strings" was composed in 1936 but the composer
died not-so-long-ago (1981).  Still, it's possible that in some
countries the work itself might be out of copyright.

> Several users/contributers, including Janek, showed some interest in
> a "MuseScore-LilyPond synergy".  BTW I have read that there is a project
> of "Smart coupling" between Audiveris (open-source Optical Music
> Recognition) and MuseScore.
> A kind of "synergy" (in both directions) between the file format of
> musescore and .ly would also allow a conversion
> musicxml <-> musescore <-> .ly .

I feel motivated to write down my thoughts on this topic :)


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