An LWN reader survey
Posted Feb 1, 2007 9:46 UTC (Thu) by ortalo
In reply to: An LWN reader survey
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
Nice summary. I globally adhere to it so, no need to paraphrase it... ;-)
Just a few possible additions:
- it seems to me that LWN does not have enough corporate customers, given the technically oriented focus and the high-level of satisfaction of all the personal subscribers: maybe you should get another marketing plan or even find some resellers? Note that I don't say that for you to get more $$, it's just that we need to inject more linux-oriented technical knowledge into companies... ;-)
- I'd certainly like to see an expansion towards the BSD world (for example, the security page is certainly an opportunity to talk about OpenBSD ), after all, every good newspaper must have good "International/foreign" pages!
- concerning the subscription period, in fact, the problem is that you would probably need to adjust it depending on the reader: "western" corporate ocasional readers should ask their company to purchase subscriptions instead of simply waiting 2 weeks so they deserve a longer period, students should get a nearly free subscription asap, developing countries certainly need a rebate, etc, etc. (You certainly know these issues better than any of us, no?) So, my idea: either go back to my first point, or try to find a technical-only solution to adapt the subscription delay (e.g. regular comers from IP networks resolving to .com companies could be treated differently than those from a .edu...).
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