I want to express my gratitude toward LWN.net as well. I have been reading lwn.net since 1998
almost weekly and I fully agree with other comments here that lwn.net maintains remarkable
journalism among not only linux journals but the journals I follow, of which couple are very
high profi(le/t) national publications.
During the recent year I have started to respect A LOT that there is this weekly edition. It
makes me calm down and not chase for information or keep up with the information flow many
sites like slashdot have. Weekly Edition is there as told to be and contains essentials which
I find very relaxing experience among the net publications these days.
As I work as an IT manager and system administrator, what I am frequently missing is a
directory of FOSS service partners. What I'm trying to suggest that advertizing on lwn.net
could be tied to some kind of FOSS service provider directory, and of _international_ nature
please. There is one a kind of here at www.coss.fi. The directory and "persistent ads" be seen
by advertizers as an extra service and increase their intrest. From a subscriber aspect this
would make ads more appealing as well like "I saw that ad in lwn.net beside that news bit,
have to go and check".
Anyhow I find the FOSS service provider business is still badly behind non-FOSS or in places
non-existent, at least here in middle Europe (which depends which way you look at the map
;-)). There is still too much product oriented FOSS-business and their advertizing, I think.