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Comment Use CC0 (Score 1) 58

They should use the Creative Commons Zero copyright waiver, as it is designed for releasing copyright without regard to specific jurisdiction. The full legal text of the license (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode) contains both a copyright waiver and a fully-permissive license. This way, in case the copyright waiver is found legally unenforceable or invalid, the fully-permissive license kicks in and protects the Affirmer (person who applied the license to the work) and licensee (person using the work). (It protects the Affirmer by ensuring the work stays in the public domain (his successors can't have all rights to the work restored, as has happened in several cases before), and it protects the licensee from the same potential problem.

Comment Re:Wha? (Score 1) 116

HTML5 on the other hand, is a bit of a bitch if you want to embed resources in a single file for distribution.

It's not impossible. You can use the data: URI scheme to embed Base64-encoded files. It increases the filesize considerably, though.

Comment Re:Lilypond (Score 1) 183

I have to disagree. I'm able to put together musical ideas very quickly using LilyPond and a text editor. It's way faster for me to use the text editor than it is to use a GUI-based entry system.

As for publishing, I agree; LilyPond is excellent. However, I think most publishers use SCORE for publishing.

Comment Been Windows-free at home for a couple years (Score 1) 1215

Installed Arch in 2011 at an installfest. Wiped the preinstalled Windows 7 partition a few months later. Never looked back.

Linux does everything I need it to do, and it's so damn flexible and customizable. Not to mention FAST. Boot and shutdown times are 1/3 of what they were on Windows.

Installed Lubuntu on the family computer. No one has any complaints about it. It does lag sometimes, but that's the fault of the shitty P4 it's running on.

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