Open Source Liturgy & Music

I just ran across a fascinating post which has actually been out there for a while, now. It’s a discussion by Adam Wood, part of the Chant Renaissance in the Roman Catholic online world, about what it would mean to truly offer sacred music on an Open Source model.

It gives me quite a lot of things to think about, but the bottom line squares quite well with the proposal that I put before our Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music: our music and liturgy need to be freely available without cost in ways that developers can leverage in order to produce ways of accessing and using them either freely or at a cost.


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About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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3 Responses to Open Source Liturgy & Music

  1. I knew you’d be interested in that one. I just signed up for a Git account, myself….

  2. Fr. Michael S. says:

    The tools he mentions are all the ones I’ve made use of for my works – but like he said, I’m an individual, and I don’t have them stored in a shareable place. Not really sure how to!

  3. Adam Wood says:

    >>Not really sure how to!

    Then you’ll probably want to follow my blog and GitHub account. I’m currently working on getting the word out on precisely how to do that.

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