I remember when LWN first hinted it might shut down. Knowing Robin Miller
(Linux.com, Sourceforge, etc.), I contacted him about the possibility of
those guys absorbing LWN. He liked LWN, but I think he believed absorbing
LWN wouldn't happen unless Corbet and company were fully on board with it.
In any case, even though there are plenty of other (Linux) news sites out
there, LWN is by far the best, and the only one I do or would pay for. I
hope it continues to pay for itself in the future.