Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Aug 1 13:43:26 CEST 2016


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 TUG.

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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