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Re: midi

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: midi
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 16:22:23 +0100
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Marek Paśnikowski <> writes:

> MuseScore is also GPL3-licensed,
> why would you deem it "worse" just because it is not under the GNU umbrella?
> I suggest to rethink this decision in a rational way -
> you may be surprised by the results.

Being under the GNU umbrella means that the software can be utilized
strategically to further Software Freedom.

Also who maintains a community makes a difference to the direction of
development. The typical GNU project is longer-lived than the typical
other Free Software project.

> We should not throw the baby out with the bathwater here.
> If Musescore is GPL3, is the best free music notation software
> created,

I disagree with the second point, because that’s lilypond :-)

> it just works and happens to have some bad people associated with its brand -
> maybe we should boycott those people instead of boycotting the software?

Is there already a fork with a different community?

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.

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