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Surfing The Forge: Sound & MIDI Projects On SourceForge

Oct 04, 2009, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"Let's Go Surfing Now

The following article represents only a small fraction of the software I discovered. However, it also represents the greater part of the viable software that I found. SF lists projects that are at various stages of development, including those at the "idea" stage. Fortunately there's no need to waste time looking at file listings - SF nicely indicates activity in a project's files base, and a quick glance at the activity metrics will tell the tale of the project's liveliness. As a matter of fact, the majority of projects I investigated had no files uploaded yet to the public files areas or to CVS/SVN repositories. Ideas are still easier to make than plans, plans are easier to make than to realize, and realization is still the result of long and often intense labor. Nevertheless, I don't bemoan this situation, I'm happy to see what ambitions and concepts are out there. Indeed, some of the projects I discovered were truly "out there", but in this article I've focused on three of the most practical and completely developed productions. Two of these projects were unknown to me until I found them on SF, and one is a long-standing projects with a strong history of development that I simply hadn't got around to profiling."

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