FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Thomas Bonte
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 14:40
End time 14:55
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
MuseScore, free music composition & notation software

With the first stable 1.0 release in the pipeline, it's time to introduce MuseScore to future users and developers. MuseScore is currently the leading free alternative to commercial score writing software like Sibelius and Finale. With over 50.000 downloads, it has quite some adoption already, but in order to convince music schools world wide, MuseScore's current development team should become a little stronger. FOSDEM 09 will be the first event world wide where MuseScore will be presented

MuseScore is a free and open source music scorewriter. MuseScore is a WYSIWYG editor, complete with support for score playback and import/export of MusicXML and standard MIDI files. Percussion notation is supported, as is direct printing from the program. The program has a clean user interface, with fast note editing input with mouse, keyboard or MIDI. MuseScore has binaries available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and is available in more than 10 languages.