The TeX Users Group (TUG) is new to the OSI Affiliate program, but not new to the world. It’s a membership-based not-for-profit that was founded in 1980 to encourage and expand the use of TeX, LaTeX, Metafont and related systems. TUG fosters innovation while maintaining the usability of these systems. TUG also supports users by hosting an annual event, maintaining a list of active local TeX user groups and publishing a regular journal called TUGboat three times a year.
The OSI loves to let folks know about open source tools that they could be using like the TeX, LaTeX and Metafont systems for preparing documents. TUG is for anyone who uses the TeX typesetting system created by Donald Knuth and/or is interested in typography and font design. If you want to install TeX on your computer, please consult the resources mentioned on the TUG home page.
“The TeX Users Group (TUG) is happy to join the OSI as an Affiliate Member. Having supported the open source TeX typesetting system since its founding in 1980, TUG has been helping over the past 40+ years to make open source an integral part of the typesetting world.” says Norbert Preining, a leading TeX developer and TUG Board member.
OSI Board President, Josh Simmons, adds, “The work being done to educate users and support TeX, LaTeX and Metafont proves that you can make things look great with open source tools. We’re proud to welcome this critical and robust organization into our Affiliate Program!”
Interesting in having your open source organization join the OSI Affiliate Program? We’d love to hear from you!