The first announced LWN Weekly Edition was published on January 29, 1998 -
though we had quietly put out a test
the week before. So, it seems, we just had our ninth birthday.
We could never have imagined we would still be at it after this many years
- but we have no intention of stopping now. Thanks to all of you for
keeping us going for so long.
Every now and then, an LWN reader notes that there have been no "state of
LWN" postings in recent times. There is a reason for that: LWN is supposed
to be about the Linux and free software community. LWN talking about
itself just seems less interesting, somehow.
There is another reason, however: things simply have not changed that much.
The number of subscribers grows very slowly; subscription counts still have
not reached a level where LWN can truly be said to be paying for itself.
We would like to change that, and make LWN better in the process. To that
end, we would like to get a better handle on what our subscribers think of
For our subscribers: if you could please take a few minutes and give us your input on the ups and downs of
LWN, we would more than appreciate it. The survey will remain open until
February 8. For those coming after that date, you can see what
answers we got by going directly to the results page.
Thank you for helping us to make LWN better.
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