A beer or two
Posted Jul 28, 2002 14:36 UTC (Sun) by filipjoelsson
Parent article: On the future of LWN
I just donated a small amount to contribute to the party (if you call it quits), or the production (if you continue).
I've been a reader of LWN for as long as I've been using linux (followed the link from linuxhq before it moved to kernelnotes), and I've only missed out on you during vacations, and when my kids were born. The content you have been producing has been very good IMnsHO.
I would like a PDF version for subscribers for the simple reason that then I could DL to my PDA and read it when I have a spare moment. (Such a thing should be easy to automate - shouldn't it?) Anyway, I agree with the chorus that say "implement subscription". I can't wait to pay you, so I didn't.
As to what to charge for, I think it's reasonable to charge for the weekly edition. Just keep the editorial and the newsfeed open. (The editorial promotes the internal newspages. The newsfeed provides a conveniece for the community.) You should probably only have the forum open for subscribers - that would be a way to keep the troll issue at arms length.
PS A curious inquiry - would you mind updating us on the donation front?
PPS I once hade a professor who only opened mail containing the word "beer" in the subject... ;)
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