Because it's open source software, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_ ... e_software.Per Lindhof wrote:Why is it free? I just wonder? My sibelius (student edition as I am a teacher) was something like 250 usd...
I think to a large extent they rely on donations from satisfied users. You can use PayPal to make a contribution.Per Lindhof wrote:...how do the people creating and supporting the open source make a living (a bit off topic question I know)?
I'm not sure I can answer that very fully. MuseScore does have some sources of funding, direct donations, sales of the book "Mastering MuseScore" (which has turned out to be very popular and is worth getting) and 'Pro' subscriptions to the MuseScore online scores site. In addition, though it has a small number of main developers I believe there is a significant number of people with programming skills who donate their time free. I think there is at least one forum member who is involved in the MuseScore project who perhaps may see this and give us more of an answer...?Per Lindhof wrote:Pogmoor: Thank you for the link. But how do the people creating and supporting the open source make a living (a bit off topic question I know)?
Have you seen this thread : viewtopic.php?p=1005999#p1005999Per Lindhof wrote:[...] I'm looking for another software for writing scores for classical guitar, as Sibelius has appeared to be extremely complex to figure out and very slowly to work with (and don't mention the price ). I have spend hours and hours finding solutions on simple functions so now I wan't to quit it. [...]
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