I Want to Contribute to the Public Domain This Year

January 6, 2009

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I really want to contribute to the public domain this year.   A short while back I wrote about how I thought the general public and the Internet was failing at actively giving back to the public domain.   To try to counteract this I’m going to make sure that I give something back.  I’m sure that I have at least a few books that can be scanned to submit to Project Gutenberg.   I would like to work on a sheet music archive.   I will still be releasing most of my images and video to the creative commons, so I’ll be submitting free to use and share work, I’ll just maintain control over it enough to make sure no one else is making money off my work, unless of course it’s me.

So what are you going to do this year to help out the public domain?

4 thoughts on “I Want to Contribute to the Public Domain This Year

  1. Thanks – though looking at it (since I still say for music there is no authoritative DB) – I'm going to throw my weight (music wise) behind International music database project (http://imslp.org/).

    Though I can say looking at the Lilypond thing there is one glaring issue with it – throwing out the problems you can get into with intricate scoring – there seems to be no way (as per the example) to choose which octave the note sits in.

    In there example they show that you write A and it produces an off staff later – later in the same line you type A and it produces an above staff A) – now I'm sure this is a type of some sort, but I don't know enough about the extension to correct it.

    Thanks though – I may do some more research in it – I have played with lilypond in Ubuntu – and I think a windows port? Not sure if I remember the windows side as well.

  2. Thanks – though looking at it (since I still say for music there is no authoritative DB) – I'm going to throw my weight (music wise) behind International music database project (http://imslp.org/).

    Though I can say looking at the Lilypond thing there is one glaring issue with it – throwing out the problems you can get into with intricate scoring – there seems to be no way (as per the example) to choose which octave the note sits in.

    In there example they show that you write A and it produces an off staff later – later in the same line you type A and it produces an above staff A) – now I'm sure this is a type of some sort, but I don't know enough about the extension to correct it.

    Thanks though – I may do some more research in it – I have played with lilypond in Ubuntu – and I think a windows port? Not sure if I remember the windows side as well.

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