Fork this Chant: GitHub Goes Gregorian, with Open Source Notation

Before there was computer code, there was music notation. And before there was forking code or remixing music, there were centuries of variations to the musical code, stored in notation. So it’s fitting that musicians would begin to use GitHub – built originally as a repository for programmers – to store notation. And that means […]

Open Source Code Changes Visualized; Results Amazingly Hypnotic

You’ll hear odd cynicism about people working on free software / open source projects. Something like, “well, harumph, it’s not as though a bunch of people will make this stuff in their free time.” Not only are these folks wrong, but you can actually visualize the contributions to source trees – and the results look […]

Peter Kirn - April 2, 2010

Version Control and Sharing for Patching: Keep Those Max, Pd Patches in Order with Git

Patches serve as the glue for performing with open controllers like the monome. With proper version control, you can manage their evolution – and share your creative process more easily. Photo by me. If you’ve worked at all with patching your own creations for music, visuals, and control, this has probably happened to you: you’ve […]

- February 18, 2009

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