SIAM packages

Boris Veytsman borisv at
Fri Nov 4 20:03:42 CET 2022

Hi Christopher

CD> From: Christopher Dimech <dimech at>
CD> Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 05:40:59 +0100

CD> Would you entertain the idea of engaging together purposively to
CD> the point where everyone engaged in leading the task of making
CD> free software moves forward long-term?

I am not sure TeXLive list is the proper place to discuss this - maybe
we should move the discussion to another place.  Anyway, long term
survival of free software is our goal.  TUG is a relatively small
organization, but we do provide grants to TeX developers, with the
requirement that the software developed is free, see

Let me put on another hat: in my day job I work for Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative.  Our Open Science program is aimed to promote the
universal and immediate open sharing of all scientific knowledge,
processes, and outputs.  As a part of this, we do fund open software
for science and strive to provide long term viability for it. See and the list of funded projects in  By the way, at least one
of the projects is TeX related.  Recently my colleagues and I released
a dataset of the software mentions in scientific papers
and we are going to use it to help to determine the funding
opportunities.  Of course scientific software is just a part of the
software world, but you must start somewhere.

CD> Incidentally, I have recently beheld the capability of
CD> implementing a number of Epidemiological Models (including network
CD> based preferential model), as free software.  If this could
CD> possibly excite you, possibilities can be entertained between us.

This looks interesting.

Good luck


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