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Talk about LilyPond at!

From: Peter Chubb
Subject: Talk about LilyPond at!
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 19:08:14 +1000
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Hi Folks,
        I've spoken at L.C.A a couple of times on topics that include
LilyPond, but I think it's time for some of the more core people to
give it a go.  I think that the Lilypond community is unique in the
way it operates, particularly in the importance it places on
documentation, and in the way that people's ideas are valued.  As such
I think it'd be great if someone (or someones) could come over and
talk -- on the way the community operates, on the way documentation
for FLOSS works, on using GIT for projects other than the kernel, on
lilypond itself (its architecture, aims and successes).  We've often
had a strong linux audio/music group there (in past years there's been
a jam session for musicians the night before the conference, but I
don't think that's happening this year), but not such a strong
typesetting group.  This is your chance!

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 The core of your paper must relate to open source in some way,
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     manufacturing, research and government usage.

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LCA2010 is pleased to invite proposals for three types of papers:
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Dr Peter Chubb  peterc AT           ERTOS within National ICT Australia
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