[MEI-L] FW: Invitation to New W3C Music Notation Community Group
Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h)
pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu
Tue Jul 28 20:58:39 CEST 2015
This appears to be an open invitation for anyone interested in music notation on the web to join the group, so consider yourselves invited.
Hoping everyone's having a great summer,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Schepers [mailto:schepers at w3.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:33 PM
> To: Andrew Hankinson; Ardal Powell; Barbara Mackenzie; Bob Hamblok; Bob Judd;
> Frans Wiering; Ichiro Fujinaga; Jonathan Greenberg; Laurent Pugin; Michael Scott
> Cuthbert; Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h); Richard Freedman; Zdravko Blazekovic
> Cc: Joseph Berkovitz; Michael Good; Daniel Spreadbury
> Subject: Invitation to New W3C Music Notation Community Group
> Hi, folks–
> You were all recommended to me as people interested in digital music
> notation. Some of you I've exchanged emails with before.
> Late last year, there were preliminary informal discussions about
> digital music notation standards as a W3C Community Group; I'm not
> really involved in this topic, but was brought in because of my
> association with W3C (the Web standards organization) and our Audio
> Working Group. There is obvious overlap between the Web Audio API, the
> Web MIDI API, and interest in music notation, and I'm personally
> interested in making sure that significant structured artifacts of human
> culture, like music notation, can be represented on the Web.
> After much discussion among various communities, the principle leads for
> MusicXML and SMuFL, Michael Good and Daniel Spreadbury, agreed that
> W3C's Community Groups would be a good place to develop these
> specifications further. Joe Berkovitz from Noteflight helped drive this,
> and I was honored to help facilitate the process of creating a Music
> Notation Community Group , which launched yesterday.
> W3C offers the Community Group framework as an free and open discussion
> area for possible future standards; there is no cost to participate in a
> W3C Community Group. Of course, MusicXML is already a defacto standard,
> by merit of its wide adoption among music notation software, but there
> is an opportunity to help make it more natively "Webby", which is what
> makes W3C a good home. To be clear, W3C Community Groups don't produce
> formal W3C standards, but sufficiently mature and well-developed
> informal specifications can be taken up by W3C for formal standardization.
> The goal of the Music Notation Community Group is to foster open
> discussion, and to create technical documents that are useful to the
> music notation, and which may become standards. In addition to
> conversation, this may include collecting use cases and requirements,
> making interoperability tests, and drafting proposals for specification
> While MusicXML is one of the two initial inputs into the Music Notation
> Community Group, this doesn't preclude discussion of the Music Encoding
> Initiative (MEI) or other digital music notation projects or approaches.
> We invite everyone to participate, and hope that a wide variety of
> experts in the notation community will join the Music Notation CG 
> and have a lively, friendly, and productive discussion!
> Please feel free to invite other people interested in technical
> discussion of digital music notation, or to pass this email along.
>  https://www.w3.org/community/music-notation/
>  https://www.w3.org/community/music-notation/join/
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