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Re:Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their score in
Re:Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their score in Mutopia?
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:56:01 -0500
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- Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their score in Mutopia?
- Are there any hidden fences which I am not able to see?
- Are the copyright-restrictions the reason for keeping scores hidden?
- Is Mutopia not worth contributing?
- Why is Mutopia not the official music code repository for Lilypond?
- Or am I misleaded?
The guy Chris who accepts submissions has a good eye for what will
work under copyright law.
For example, just last month for an upcoming recital I used Lilypond
to edit together this Haydn Divertimento for clarinets and horns whose
parts are in C in both the published and urtext editions. Just to be a
nice guy and share my work with the world, I sent this music (composed
by a guy who died 200 years ago next month) to Mutopia. Unfortunately
citing "urtext" as my source failed because the edition wasn't old
enough. I wouldn't know where to begin to find a suitably old edition
to cite it; any of you musicologists out there have any advice?
But getting back to your questions: Mutopia is nice, but I should hope
that, someday, when compiling a score takes a fraction of a second and
copyright law is overhauled, people will use Wikimedia Commons to
store and edit all of man's written music. I can't wait until the day
they bring the lilypond plugin for MediaWiki over to Wikipedia!
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