I had no idea... Here's the plan
Posted Jul 25, 2002 19:17 UTC (Thu) by amazingblair
Parent article: The end of the road
I really didn't have a clue that your situation was so desperate. That makes me pretty unobservant, but my focus has been on your excellent reporting. My impression was that the company was financially struggling, but getting by.
Please reconsider your shutdown! LWN is the best of its kind on the Web and the announcement of its demise has caught me at least and certainly others by surprise.
Your "End of the Road" article was the first I've seen lately that dealt head-on with the financial situation at LWN; more of that sort are called for to inform your readers. I've just made my first donation because "End of the Road" drew LWN's dire straits to my attention.
Please give us more details of how much money you need, ie, how many people paying X dollars every year or month or whatever. A system of sponsorship levels may suggest itself based on the data you uncover. As philwil said earlier, major Linux distribution companies "will lose something if you close." To my mind, that makes them likely marks to hit on as "Platinum Sponsors"! :-)
PS: Go to php.lwn.net/corp/supporters.php3 and watch the donor list grow!
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