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Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?

From: Francois Planiol
Subject: Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:57:45 -0500

Dont mind, let Sibelius die...

The question is: who writes music? Thats old fashionned. Use a
sequencer, or write lead sheets per hand or whatever, but why scores?
I bet most of people writing music would be happier to write score on
paper (with indications for copy-paste etc) and have mostly students
all around to pay them for typing in lily.

But nevertheless, when Sib has become unuseful, then will come another
propietary software. Looking for others money. Make a product, invest
in a good announcements campaign and this is know for to work. This is

Freeware is for non-mainstream-people. This is another side of capitalism ;-)


2013/2/25, Adam Spiers <address@hidden>:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Hilary Snaden
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2013-02-21 19:58, Urs Liska wrote:
>> These from Daniel Spreadbury tell me most, I think, of what I need to
>> know
>> about the new project.
>> "Our application will use a proprietary file format... an open source
>> file
>> format is only any use if you also have a wide range of software that can
>> make use of that format... the Lilypond file format itself does not
>> describe
>> exactly how the finished score will appear..."
>> Thanks, but no thanks.
> I just blogged about this:
> Like it or not (and I certainly don't), a large proportion of people
> who need to notate music will run away screaming if you explain the
> compilation-based design of LilyPond to them.  I think
> is absolutely fantastic, but some people's aversion to anything which
> looks at all technical seems unsurmountable to me (although I'd love
> to be proven wrong; after all, I still see "non-technical" airport
> staff happily typing cryptic commands into old-school terminals in
> order to query flight data ...)
> So anything we can do as a community to address that part of the
> user-base is very good in my book ...
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