Posted Jul 28, 2002 16:32 UTC (Sun) by broom
Parent article: On the future of LWN
I subscribe to public television. I only get a very nominal bonus for my subscription (the monthly guide) that in no way justifies my subscription. There are many different levels of subscription, so people can pay what they think is fair. I don't pay the minimum or the maximum; I pay what I'm comfortable with.
I think subscriptions/donations to LWN can be the same. An (optional) little annotation on comments such as this as was suggested above would satisfy me. Perhaps little penguins, the more you donate (cumulative) the more penguins you get. Perhaps something else.
A prominent ad should remind readers that LWN is supported by user donations, and suggest that readers who find the content useful should consider contributing, not freeload. (The public TV and radio are pretty good at this.)
In any case, I too would like to thank all of the LWN staff for the absolutely superb job they've being doing. If LWN goes away, I too will have a void in my life every Thursday. Best wishes for the future, whatever that may be.
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