[ubuntu-studio-devel] Would Ubuntu Studio Team be Interested in Partnering with New England Conservatory?

autumna autumna at gmail.com
Sun May 29 12:15:47 UTC 2016

I have been part of partnerships and similar things involving students 
contributing to open source, or using them. This is actually not as hard 
as everyone is making it to be. :D To me important things are:

1) Ubuntu studio wouldn't have their label (obviously)
2) they could contribute (as already said) sound files and works that 
are labeled to be NES, as well as tutorials. (MOOCs or videos of 
lectures anyone?) Assuming everything being creative commons. preferably 
CC-SA. I don't see that as advertisement. Unlike a nestle soundfont 
where somebody else would be creating the soundfont, the New England 
conservatory would be actually making the said soundfont.
3) Their students can have experience creating music that is in creative 
commons, and optionally give feedback and file bugs so that contributing 
back to the community is part of the experience.
4) I assume the whole talking to the dean, aspect that they see this as 
a making a business deal with a commercial company to use their 
software. In this case, it is completely unnecessary. Ubuntu studio is 
open source and free. They don't need to make a business deal with us to 
use it.
5) I do actually wonder if this couldn't begin small. E.g. one class on 
open source music software, then gradually move from there, rather than 
trying to switch suddenly. (If I am understanding this correctly)

Just some thoughts on the topic.


On 05/29/2016 12:18 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sun, 29 May 2016 10:32:33 +0200, Set Hallstrom wrote:
>> FOSS and GNU/Linux is forged in a quite new and
>> ground-breaking vision of how copyright should operate. I'm underlining
>> this because how you let them
>>> * Having their name on something
>> could have very counter productive effects on your plan, or make it
>> plain incompatible with FOSS on a legal level.
> Copyright could mean Creative Commons copyright licenses. I didn't
> reply on Friday, but read the OP's mail and read both, the Debian and
> Ubuntu policies regarding creative commons requirements, for e.g. sound
> fonts. The copyright shouldn't be an issue, if just the name should be
> mentioned, e.g. new-england-conservatory-sound-font. Camouflaged
> advertising might be an issue or at least ethical aspects could be
> a problem, I doubt that monsanto-sound-font or nestle-sound-font are
> wanted, but a new-england-conservatory-sound-font might be ok.
> However, is there such a sound font already available?
> Data bases with sounds could be helpful, but there are already several
> data bases with needed sounds available and nobody has the time to make
> a sound font from the available sounds.
> I'm not an Ubuntu (Studio) team member, just interested in sharing
> help, software, whatsoever ...
> Has anybody ever made a sound font? If so, what software did you use
> to make the sound font?
> Regards,
> Ralf

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