It's hopefully NOT the end of the road!
Posted Jul 25, 2002 23:36 UTC (Thu) by DeletedUser2818
In reply to: The end of the road
Parent article: The end of the road
Dear LWN editors & staff,
It would be a sad day if it was TEOTR. As many others, I have read LWN for years and enjoyed it.
I'll donate EUR 100 for the years of free service and I hope this helps you continuing doing great stuff or at least getting rewarded for past service.
If all these donations can't stop ending LWN "as it is known up to now", I would like to suggest continuing it as a grass roots, community based service. Maybe you even want to do that even with enough donations, to ensure long-term service (and BTW: having much fun ;).
At LinuxTag 2002 fair (7 weeks ago) some Linux geeks (me included) officially started LinuxWiki on our server. This german site is currently not especially news oriented, but it could be. Until now, it is more something like a knowledge base, support system, link and information collection - and it is a community communication and cooperation(!) tool.
The great thing about it is the technology it is based on: WikiWikiWeb. This technology enables you to have not only 3 "editors", no - every(!) user is a potential editor - without knowing anything about HTML or similar stuff. Because of that, the site now has about 500 pages more than 7 weeks ago, growing every day, every hour.
See also http://moin.sf.net/ - that is MoinMoin, the great software we use.
I would also like to offer you my personal extended technical help with this technology - just contact me, if you are interested. Maybe we could even offer a server running it, but not sure at all if we could afford the traffic.
If you can't financially continue full-time working on LWN, this would help you continuing LWN with the help of hundreds of other editors and contributors, like in a big FreeSoftware project.
Hoping to hear from you soon. And again: thanks for LWN!
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