On the future of LWN
Posted Jul 28, 2002 18:04 UTC (Sun) by DeletedUser2910
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I think the problem with donations or a subscription in the context of an online journal is that people are not really clear what they are getting for their money. In other words, lwn needs to find the right value proposition that would trigger a critical mass of people to subscribe/donate money.
I posted my own suggestion below but I think the key is that lwn needs to have an attractive plan for what to do with the "extra" money. In general people are a lot freer with their money if they understand where it is going and there is sufficient transparency for them to see that their understanding is correct. I think a good "what if" senario for the "extra" cash and a means of following the cash flow would ease a lot of people's minds and open their pocket books.
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