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Re: Lilypond <-> Sibelius

From: J Martin Rushton
Subject: Re: Lilypond <-> Sibelius
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:20:57 +0100
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On 23/04/18 11:36, Torsten Hämmerle wrote:
> I appreciate that many musicians may not like the cryptic text-based entry
> of LilyPond, but:
> As universities totally rely on Finale/Sibelius and often don't even know of
> LilyPond, it's no wonder LilyPond has a hard time.
> In former times, universities were a place and a source of open and free
> software, now they seem to rely on commercial software and don't even care
> about it.
> Students are always in need of money, so why being forced into overly
> expensive software?
> Last year, a young conductor (university degree) was totally overwhelmed by
> a LilyPond score and he asked: "This is looking outrageously good, that's
> incredible, I just can't believe it! Which program did you use?" -
> "LilyPond!" - - - ??? [never heard of it]. No comment.
> Doesn't make it easier.
> Just my two pennies' worth,
> Torsten

Something similar occurs in other fields as well.  Some years ago I
mentioned to a "PC expert" in a retail chain that the OS I used was
Linux.  "Oh I've heard of that" he said brightly, then in a
condescending voice "Linux is what we call an application.  Your
operating system controls the computer and is called Windows"!  I
pointed out to him that I had probably been running and certainly using
computers before he was born, and was quite well aware what an OS was.

And then there are the people who regard .doc as a standard!  Grrr.


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