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Re: My finances for working on LilyPond

From: Jacques Menu
Subject: Re: My finances for working on LilyPond
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 06:48:43 +0200

Hello folks,

I’m only an amateur musician, but I really appreciate Lilypond’s availability. 
I haven’t been creating scores any other way  since I first encountered it at 
the time of version 2.12.

Current example : Bach’s Magnificat, in which I partly double the cello with 
the bassoon, has many alterations changes. I’m using « \accidentalStyle 
Score.teaching »  to have all of them made explicit, which greatly helps the 
bad reader I am.
For the same, I transposed a flûte part one half-tone to help the player (she’s 
young and still a music school pupil) getting a better, more plain sound using 
another flute.

I feel guilty for not having contributed yet, since I’m much indebted to the 
people who make Lilypond alive and evolving, including those who provide help 
on this list.
I’ve been a C++ developper in a former life, and I have an idea of the kind of 
arduous work David Kastrup performs with such a big piece of software.
And LP doesn’t benefit from support by big computer science companies, as some 
other open software products do.

So, David, please send me your IBAN privately, and I’ll fix this problem on my 

Thanks everybody for your help, and a nice day!


> Le 23 oct. 2015 à 03:10, Simon Albrecht <address@hidden> a écrit :
> On 22.10.2015 19:21, David Kastrup wrote:
>> As you all know, my sole source of income are donations from happy
>> LilyPond users.  It would appear that LilyPond users have stopped being
>> happy with my work.
> You must know that this is not the case. I should be much surprised if I were 
> the only one to appreciate the highly complicated work you do, of which the 
> results sometimes are hard to grasp in their immediate effect. But that does 
> not diminish their value for the project at all, and unless I’m much mistaken 
> nobody currently working on LilyPond could rival your understanding of the 
> internals and your ability to fix them. I do not think one can construe a 
> link between the work you do and the sudden (?) decrease of funding; indeed, 
> you continue to make quite impressive and important changes.
> I have taken so much profit from your work that it’s about time I gave 
> something back. It can’t be as much as I’d certainly like to give, but if I 
> don’t remain the only one to take part, it will make a difference. Please 
> tell me (privately, I assume) where to direct the support. (You probably know 
> that I live in Germany.)
> Yours sincerely, Simon
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