LilyPond was brought to you by
- Han-Wen Nienhuys and Jan Nieuwenhuizen, core development
Han-Wen is working as a Senior Software Engineer at Google. He plays the French Horn and has recently taken up the challenge of playing the Trombone.
Jan is working as a Senior Free Software Engineer at Novell. His current assignment is OpenOffice.org. He plays the Viola and a weird, limited repertoire of Bach/Rachmaninov on the Piano.
Jan and Han-Wen met in a youth orchestra in the Netherlands. During that time, Jan was tinkering with MusicTeX preprocessors, and got Han-Wen interested. When he joined in it was decided that they should start afresh with a completely different approach. What they created is now known as LilyPond.
About the origin of the name ‘LilyPond’
- Graham Percival, Documentation Editor and Bug Meister
Graham is a graduate student working on Computer-Assisted Musical Instrument Tutoring projects. His focus is writing software to help students learn violin, viola, or cello.
- Pedro Kroeger, Build meister
Pedro is a professor of composition, harmony and counterpoint at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. In his free time he enjoys playing the viola and hacking some code.
- Mats Bengtsson, Support Guru
- Tineke de Munnik, Dutch translation.
- Jean-Charles Malahieude, Gauvain Pocentek and John Mandereau, French translation.
- Francisco Vila and Daniel Tonda Castillo, Spanish translation.
- Till Rettig, German translation.
- Yoshinobu Ishizaki, Japanese translation.
Thanks to .... all LilyPond hackers, bug-hunters and users. In particular, big thank yous go out to
- Werner Lemberg for his TeXpertise
- David Chan and Chris Sawer, for running the Mutopia archive
- Matthias Neeracher, for keeping the MacOS X fink port up-to-date
- Paul Roberts and James Ingram, for music engraving tips
- Krista Scott-Dixon, for the water lily photograph.