[MEI-L] New GitHub repository

Laurent Pugin lxpugin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 20:17:11 CEST 2015

Dear all,

This is an official announcement of the new GitHub account and repository
for MEI. The new MEI repository is accessible at
https://github.com/music-encoding/music-encoding. All the information from
the previous GoogleCode repository has been migrated to the GitHub one,
including issues, branches, tags, etc.

This announcement means that GoogleCode repository is no longer in use and
will not be maintained. We recommend not to refer to it, including for
schema validation. All the schemata are now permanently available directly
from music-encoding.org under 'schema' plus the version number. For
example, the latest release is available at

The move to GitHub has also been an opportunity for us to re-think
workflows and contribution guidelines for MEI. Of course, since MEI is a
schema and not a software product, we expect all contributions to be
thoughtfully discussed by the community before they find their way to the
MEI source. Contributors should not expect any pull request to be included
in MEI straight away without the required discussion, even if the
contribution does not create any conflict and seems straight forward to
integrate. In order to clarify this, Andrew Hankinson has written some
contributions guidelines that we strongly recommend reading if you are
interested in contributing to the MEI schema.

The GitHub account of MEI includes other repositories than the MEI source
one.  MEI also hosts repositories for the customization service and the
SibMEI plugin, for example. You can see all of them listed directly on the
MEI GitHub account: https://github.com/music-encoding. At some point, we
will evaluate whether parts of the current MEI repository should become
distinct repositories themselves. As specified by the MEI by-laws, the
GitHub account of MEI is managed by the co-chairs of the technical teams.
At their discretion, the co-chairs may provide write access to the
repositories to other members of the technical team.

Thank you to all who contributed to the migration to GitHub. We are looking
forward to your feed-back and to your contributions.

For the technical team
Perry and Laurent
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