[OS X TeX] TUG
drdbthompson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 08:33:36 EDT 2016
Good morning (La)TeX friends...
I'll echo the thoughts of others about maintaining a membership in TUG. I
elect to not receive physical materials as I have no room for additional
"things" and that saves me a few bucks. But I'm such a proponent of (La)TeX
that I must maintain my membership. Over the last twenty years (or so),
I've encouraged numerous colleagues and students to take up this system
over other options.
I really don't like using a word processor. I much prefer to edit text in a
text editor. When I was introduced to LaTeX decades ago, I thought I'd
found my text processing tool forever. It seems I might have been right
about that. But the only way we can keep the tools moving ahead is to
support their development. A part of that is by supporting TUG.
I'm not always timely with my renewal, but I general get it done. This was
another excellent reminder of why I do that. (Renew, not being tardy!)
Thanks so much to those who do so much...
David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., D.WRE, CFM
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>
> Been a member for, oooh, years now. I enjoy a good read of TUGBoat.
> On 1/08/16 11:43 pm, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> In some way I'm very reluctant to be asking this but I feel I must.
>> MacTeX (which installs TeX Live as its TeX distribution) as well as other
>> version of TeX Live for other systems (e.g., UNIX, multiple Linux
>> distributions and Windows) are all created by volunteers and distributed
>> free of charge. The complete job is done under the umbrella of the TeX
>> Users Group which also publishes a journal (TUGboat) and helps with CTAN
>> and other projects. These are all supported by membership fees (paper and
>> DVDs aren't free and there needs to be an office manager to keep track of
>> everything all the volunteers do as well as support CTAN and updates (via
>> tlmgr or TeX Live Manager on the Mac).
>> Please take a look at <http://www.tug.org> for more information and, if
>> you can, please ``pay back'' with a membership (there are special prices
>> for students and seniors, etc.). There is no need for a forced membership,
>> MacTeX will continue to be free into the future, but consider supporting
>> By the way we should also thank Gary Gray and PSU for supplying us with
>> this really useful email list!
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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> Dr Alan Litchfield
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