The value in LWN is everywhere. It's in the articles, it's in the comments, it's in editorial
decisions, its in the editors' presence at conferences, and yes, I think it's in the code too.
If it weren't in the code, wouldn't LWN have switched to Drupal or $CMS by now?
My prediction: the 2010 upsurge in Linux adoption will bring 5X as many subscribers, our
editor will be working even harder just trying to keep the servers up and his readers
placated, he will tire quickly when the Yahoogle browser crushes Linux whole in 2015, and he
will retire to a large house in Aspen a rich rich man. And the LWN code will still not be
Jon, I kind of hope you never find convenient week or three to polish the code the way you
want. May you always have more meaningful things to work on. Still you might do what Linus
did: quietly drop it on an FTP server somewhere, unpolished and full of warts. Or, at least
reword the FAQ to reflect current realities?
Thanks for LWN, btw. It's the single most fascinating news site on the internet.