[texhax] Crowd funding for LaTeX development

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Tue Oct 3 00:50:10 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),

Ooops!  I know better!  Fixed!

> 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 ..." ?

Ok, I've switched to that:

    The TeX Users Group (TUG)
    organization is a central place
    for all things TeX and LaTeX.

until/if you find something better.

>     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.

Perfect!!!  Having it just below the 'join us' would be sufficient.

> 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.

Thank YOU!


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
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  https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link)

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