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Re: Add LilyPond incipit on an IMSLP page.

From: Knute Snortum
Subject: Re: Add LilyPond incipit on an IMSLP page.
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 10:27:11 -0700

Pierre: (Why I'm not a Mutopia user.)  I think many of your criticisms are legitimate.  I'd like to be part of making Mutopia a better site.  Right now I am just a contributor but at some point maybe I can help with making the site better.

I don't think there is competition between IMSLP and Mutopia.  There is some overlap, of course.  I could be wrong but what I see mostly at IMSLP are photocopies of scores.  If that's right, I think there's a place for newly created PDFs that are clear.  Also, many times I click on a PDF and it's so old a version that it doesn't render.  At least with a LilyPond file you can (usually) update it and get a decent PDF out of it.

I'd like to see more cooperation between Mutopia and IMSLP.  Is there anything you could suggest?  Perhaps cross links?

Knute Snortum
(via Gmail)

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Pierre Perol-Schneider <address@hidden> wrote:
2014-05-08 8:58 GMT+02:00 Federico Bruni <address@hidden>:
It's the LilyPond plugin for MediaWiki?

BTW, in January I launched a "survey" about contributions to Mutopia:
Hum, I've missed this one.
As far as I know, you never contributed to it (just had a look on Mutopia git repository).

No I didn't.
Can I  ask you why? It's because of the license restrictions (NonCommercial clause is not accepted by Mutopia)?

Because I'm no Mutopia user.

Now the right question would be why am I not a user ?
Well, few years ago I've downloaded one or two files and, as far as I remember :
a) None of'em were compilable.
b) Copy/paste-ing the notes took me much more time than rewriting the whole score after a facsimile.
c) Pdfs look bad (what's the purpose of such footers ??).

I've just take a quick look at the Mutopia site. I'd like to add :
a) it is written "The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download" ; which means that it is in direct competition with IMSLP. Does it make sense ?
b) the composer's pages are not user-friendly ; why not using a wiki system ?
c) a majority of (all ?) scores are coded "relatively" ; exept when coding for organ, piano, harp, etc. I never use \relative
d) there is no coding convention; many Mutopia codes (e.g.  give me headhaches.
e) there are numbers of pretty old version (v2.4 for this one :
f)...etc. (too long)

I'd like to conclude that Mutopia site remains the same for years, no improvement, no discussion (except you, Federico). So, if nothing changes, I don't see any future for this site.



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