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Re: Stepping down and moving on
Re: Stepping down and moving on
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:44:10 +0000
I can only echo the good wishes and thanks that others have already
expressed. Lilypond is a great program - the more I use it the more I
can see the potential if I can ever get my head around the finer
Meanwhile the list provides great support, and you have been a major
contributor to the on-list help as well as to the project itself.
So - thanks again, and good luck in your new post.
On Wed, 2016-11-09 at 18:09 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Hi folks and team,
> while I haven't really occupied an official function in LilyPond
> development, it's hard to deny that I have effectively functioned as
> acting chief architect and vetter (with a rather mottled
> Partly in connection with a drop of my productivity particularly this
> year, the amount of financial support for my work from members of the
> LilyPond community went down from overall survivable to
> disastrous. Of
> course this is bitter for those of you that did contribute in
> significant amounts to my subsistence but I have to be moving on.
> I have accepted a full-time development (and team management)
> with another company. Due to their project and team expansion plans,
> I will be starting already in December.
> This employment is in another city. I'll be travelling back and
> weekly for the foreseeable future. While I might be working on some
> LilyPond side projects interesting to me occasionally, I will not be
> able to do any serious amound of coordination or other activity
> involving me with LilyPond's community.
> As my communication style has proven to be a somewhat mixed blessing
> the purpose of attracting long-term developers, I expect that this
> help in the long run for finding a different balance of areas
> is getting worked on.
> During his tenure as LilyPond leader, Graham has demonstrated that
> without a central technical lead there is a lot of potential to focus
> the resources of people willing to work on and expand LilyPond and we
> have been continuing to reap the results of his talent for organizing
> people into useful teams even though I have not really figured out
> to fill gaps in the various teams and tools managing LilyPond's
> infrastructure to offset the "natural" amounts of fluctuation.
> I'll try seeing through the release of 2.20 in the little time
> to me both before and after starting my job. My main worry is the
> current comparative amount of instability with regard to font
> and my main bad taste is that 2.20.1 will not be able to support
> Guile 2: there is no way that anything deserving the label of
> and including Guile 2 will come about in the rest of my tenure.
> There are also several half-completed features that are a nuisance.
> I do not expect to be able to to a significant amount of work on them
> the foreseeable future.
> Once consequence, of course, is that my requirement for funding is
> I am greatly thankful to the people who have enabled me to keep
> on LilyPond as long as I did, but what remains in my bank account, in
> spite of being quite less than what I started with when working on
> LilyPond, is sufficient to tide me over the time to my first
> So I would ask you to cancel any regular bank payments you might
> have in place as of December: I don't see that I will have a
> chance at returning a tangible value for them.
> Thanks for making me stay in the pond as long as I did!
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, (continued)
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Federico Bruni, 2016/11/10
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Andrew Bernard, 2016/11/10
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Kieren MacMillan, 2016/11/10
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Noeck, 2016/11/10
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Janek Warchoł, 2016/11/10
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Ralph Palmer, 2016/11/11
- Re: Stepping down and moving on,
David Sumbler <=
- Re: Stepping down and moving on, Jean-Charles Malahieude, 2016/11/15
- RE: Stepping down and moving on, Ralph Little, 2016/11/09