[PD] no pd?? WTF ????

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 10 23:48:26 CET 2012

I can't think of a better example of the vicious cycle of software lock-in than this.  
They don't have money to offer financial support, so they have to rely on the tools 
that they know, which are proprietary and expensive, thus making it even less likely 
that a composer would be able to afford to travel to the concert (because he/she 
had to spend money on either Max/MSP or Kyma to composer the piece in the first 


----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Baker-Smith <bbakersmith at gmail.com>
> To: pd list <pd-list at iem.at>
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> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] no pd?? WTF ????
> Hi list!
> I got a more clear response from the organizers on this issue than
> anything I've seen in this thread so far - here it is:
>>  Hi Ben,
>>  thanks for your Interest in our Call.
>>  We accepts only patches made with Kyma or Max/MSP due the fact we are not 
> able to provide
>>  financial support for the two selected composers. So it is possible that 
> they will not be able to be in Milan  for the concert.
>>  To avoid technical issues we choose the plattforms we already use in our 
> work or we are very familiar with.
>>  This is the only reason.
>>  If the selected composer can assure us to be available for the concert the 
> can be used any piece of software/hardware.
>>  I hope this helps.
>>  Many thanks
>>  Federico Placidi
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