On the future of LWN
Posted Jul 26, 2002 16:34 UTC (Fri) by mjstrom
Parent article: On the future of LWN
One thing I would be interested in seeing is subscriptions to the site. Many users may not like the idea (the information should be free...) but if it is a choice between that and going out of business, the choice is clear. Restrict the weekly edition to subscribers or something along those lines. I would be willing to pay the price of a newspaper (or more) every week to read LWN.
But, assuming that the price is that of a newspaper (~ $1.50/week) that would mean that to bring in 15,000 per month, you would need ~ 2300 subscribers, that should be doable (very rough numbers).
Also, what about putting up a page detailing the contributions per month /# current subscribers / % of monthly goal, etc to give the community some feedback on where they need to be.
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