[texhax] Crowd funding for LaTeX development

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Oct 3 00:21:45 CEST 2017

    The Tex User Group (TUG) organization is the official home of all
    things TeX and LaTeX.

Thank you very very much. However, 1) please fix the name to be "TeX
Users Group" (capital X, plural Users), and 2) I'm troubled by the
claim, because TUG is not the official home for the software (such as
tex.web) that Knuth himself maintains. He has never, and will never,
delegate that to anyone else. Similarly, TUG is not the official home
for LaTeX either (that would be latex-project.org). Etc.

So I feel we need to come up with some other wording, but my brain is
failing me. Maybe TUG "... is a central place for all ..." ?

    THEN at the TUG page there could be a BIG clear link to the donations

The TUG home page has, and must have, many purposes. Garnering donations
is not its first and foremost job. For one thing, TUG is better off with
members than donors. I can't make anything "BIG" except at the expense
of everything else.

    donation link is lost in the introduction text.  

I don't expect people to read text.  "Make a donation" is also the
second link in the navbar to the left, after only "Contact us".

Also, I plan to add a donation link next to "join us" at the top, but it
won't be for a few days.

Also, I plan to make a simplified donation page itself for people to
link to.

Of course everything can be missed, everyone looks in different places,
everyone has different expectations and thinks different things are
"obvious", etc., etc. In general, there are reasons for every single
word and every single link on that page. I've gone over it and over it
trying to reduce it, for 15+ years now. There are no easy
answers ... --thanks again, karl.

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