Woah, that's a lot of hæit. Well if you're all so attached to the format, then I guess I'll just have to accept that, huh. However, I wanted to bring this up, because not everybody here might be aware that the company behind Musescore is involved in some rather shady business practices. And I thought we could have a constructive discussion about it.
Stuff like "if you dont wanna use the format, you dont have to." is not what I consider a constructive discussion. Like, seriously? I'm on this site long enough to know that, no? It's also completely besides the point.
. Apparently Muse Group is willing to share any unspecified type and amount of data with law enforcement in any jurisdiction. Which means that for example if law enforcment in $evil_dicatorship
request that $botbr
's microphone be tapped, they'll do that. In my opinion, any company that's cool with that kind sh*t needs to go the way of the dodo, and quickly.
Among other things, Muse Group is also willing to share any data with any "potential buyer
[emphasis theirs] (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any proposed
[emphasis mine] purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business
[emphasis mine]". Ugh, that's even more over-reaching than Facebook's policy.
The whole licensing thing is not a major concern for me, and more importantly it's nt relevant to Musescore. Musescore has had a CLA since long before they were acquired by Muse Group, so I don't see much of an issue here.
As far as Audacity is concerned, I'm cautiously hopeful that the Tenacity
fork will be the way forward. I've heard some Linux distros are considering switching to it, which is a very good sign, but overall it's too early to tell at this point.
Ok, one last remark about this: "open source/privacy hacker types are welcome to gather here but it's never been an official religion or anything, just another genre of guy who is welcome"
. Eh, you are aware that these "hacker types" are responsible for a good amount of the tools that are being used and cherished around here, right?
Anyway, so much for that. Now let's get on with our lives, eh.