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LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 5, 2013
Deadline scheduling: coming soon?
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ACPI for ARM?
LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 21, 2013
The H is shutting down
Posted Jul 19, 2013 15:33 UTC (Fri) by webmastir (guest, #59528)
Posted Jul 19, 2013 15:40 UTC (Fri) by Quazatron (guest, #4368)
Posted Jul 19, 2013 15:40 UTC (Fri) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
I would probably change the cheapest subscription name, not to discourage people from paying the lowest price. I remember _not_ subscribing because I found the second level too expensive and did not feel like I was 'starving', so was ashamed to opt for the first level.
Just my ¢2...
Posted Jul 19, 2013 19:43 UTC (Fri) by Tara_Li (subscriber, #26706)
Posted Jul 19, 2013 20:39 UTC (Fri) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
- professional : normal price
- starving : "LWN charity" price not really funding the site.
The charity name looks indeed like it is designed to discourage most people and push them to the normal price instead. I suspect this works well and that people not subscribing at all as a result are the exception.
Maybe the charity price could not be fixed but in some range - my 2 cents.
If you are ashamed of LWN doing you charity and your pride is more important then you found the correct, very simple solution: don't subscribe. Unlike food and shelter, you can actually live without an LWN subscription.
PS: I did let LWN do charity to me once upon a time and survived the shame :-)
Posted Jul 20, 2013 0:35 UTC (Sat) by rgmoore (subscriber, #75)
If there's a problem with the pricing levels, it's the implication that LWN is only for developers and the primary reason for different pricing levels is personal finances. Neither of those is necessarily true. There are at least some subscribers who are interested as users rather than developers (I am one) and their support level is likely to be lower than somebody whose interest is professional. While I find the support level names amusing, it might be better to name them according to the feature level (e.g. basic, standard, premium, fanatical supporter) or on a standard level scale (e.g. bronze, silver, gold, platinum).
Posted Jul 23, 2013 9:56 UTC (Tue) by ersi (subscriber, #64521)
I subscribed (or well, vouched for LWN.net to my employer). I'm more of a "user" rather than a "developer".
Posted Jul 23, 2013 22:16 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
PS: any serious system administrator whose job goes beyond editing config files is a developer of some kind. A developer is obviously not just someone who writes kernel C code.
Posted Jul 19, 2013 21:24 UTC (Fri) by Tobu (subscriber, #24111)
Posted Aug 1, 2013 16:12 UTC (Thu) by wtanksleyjr (subscriber, #74601)
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