On the future of LWN
Posted Jul 26, 2002 17:44 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck
In reply to: On the future of LWN
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It seems that you (neunets) really don't get it. Do you really think that there are students out there who can provide the kind of expert analysis that people like Jon Corbet and crew provide? If so, where are these people? What makes lwn unique is the quality of its writing. The other big Linux sites are just regurgitators, pointing to content that is generated elsewhere.
Maybe the only hope of preserving this resource is if LWN could merge somehow with one of the printed Linux publications. I wouldn't want to insult Linux Journal or Linux Magazine, but I frequently read both and while they have some good material, they don't achieve the same quality on a consistent basis that LWN does.
Perhaps a shift to a less frequent publication schedule could help keep the site going; combining this with donations might make this possible. But in the end I guess it depends on how the LWN staff feel. Do they still really want to make it work, or has burnout and frustration set in?
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