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Re: "Digital Edition" conference

From: Colin Campbell
Subject: Re: "Digital Edition" conference
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 14:36:21 -0600
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On 05/10/2014 03:05 AM, Urs Liska wrote:
Hi all,

any LilyPonders or music LaTeXers in Berne or in a reasonable distance of it?

I'm going to lobby LilyPond and LaTeX at a conference on "Digital Edition" and could use some argumentative assistance in the audience ;-)

As it happens, I've been invited to present a session on LilyPond at a symposium of church musicians in July, here in Edmonton. I've been given a free hand, and thought of presenting the contrast between open and closed source, where closed environments mean accepting the vendor's view of what is possible and how to do it, while open source ones are much more responsive to users. The work done on microtonal notation, Kievan chant, hymnody, and even David K's work on simplifying access to the internals, are all signs of a healthy and engaged community, as opposed to a merchant and customers. Another idea I need to explore is the approach Janek used to combine git and LilyPond in a collaborative coding exercise, something I'm not sure is possible with Finale or Sibelius.

I'm also in the tentative early stages of setting up an engraving business, possibly supplemented with sales of sheet music. I'm expecting that I'll need to counter the "Everyone uses Finale" argument, so I'll be following this thread with great interest.


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