[texhax] On behalf of Nicholas Hall; Tex Live & WinEdt

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat May 17 19:32:49 CEST 2014

Bob Tennent wrote:

> What I was responding to was Mr. Tran's
> assumption that because software was open source, *no* support was
> available, and his even more extraordinary assumption that he was
> likely to get support here for commercial software.

Why on earth do you think he is /not/ "likely to get support here for 
commercial software", Bob ?  Do you think really that all readers of 
TeXhax other than Mr Tran use only freeware ?  "We" (and here I am
claiming to speak for the vast majority of TeX users) use TeX not
because it is freeware but because it is /good/; for exactly the
same reason I (and I imagine many many other readers of this list)
use commercial software for other tasks because that commercial
software is also /good/.  As far as I am concerned, what matters
is whether a particular piece of software does the job; if it
does, then it matters not one iota whether it is freeware, shareware
or fully commercial ware -- it does the job, and that is my only

Philip Taylor

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