Go subscription based
Posted Jul 29, 2002 13:08 UTC (Mon) by fredrik
Parent article: On the future of LWN
A subscription based model would be great news. As many other has pointed out, the 15 000 can be collected with a "mere" 4000 subscribers at 50 dollars per year.
As a potential subscriber I'm not so much interested in some "community web" or stuff like that. I want the money to go to the LWN staff so that you can focus completely on the quality of the written content.
Now I do hope that 50 dollar is a resonable subscription rate; I'm a student and if the yearly subscription goes very much above that level I'm not sure I can afford the subscription I so dearly want to support the LWN staff with.
A way to solve this would be to go for multiple subscription levels, Ie corporate, 100 - 200 dollar, normal grunt 50, and student or unemployed maybe 30.
Just a suggestion, not meant to sound cheap. I really do look forward to read about the solution to the LWN financial problems.
Regards, Fredrik Jonson
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