Thank you. Please try subscription based system as a last resort
Posted Jul 25, 2002 14:47 UTC (Thu) by fredrik
Parent article: The end of the road
First of all, I want to thank the LWN team from the bottom of my heart.
You have been doing a excellent work on covering the Linux arena. I have followed the updates here since 1998, first weekly then daily. I have yet to find any other site that is anywhere close to such professional attitude as you. If you really close down there will be a huge hole in the Linux news reporting arena. The front page and the kernel section have been my personal favorites, but really all of it has always been worth the time to read.
I have but one question, why don't LWN go subscription based? At least as a test. I know I gladly would pay to see the site go on. And I really wonder if there isn't another few thousand Linux users out there that could imagine paying a yearly subscripton to keep LWN on the road. How come there is this dense silence about how much money LWN needs and why you have not tried subscriptions. Is it really not a viable solution?
Well anyhow, thank you all again. LWN has been a great companion, best wishes on your future projects.
Regards, Fredrik Jonson
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