LWN too visonary?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Fri Jul 26 11:41:16 UTC 2002

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 10:27:44PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de> wrote:
> > I'm personally willing to pay for high quality information if it stays
> > accessible to everybody. LWN offered just this. Only in the recent months
> > they've set up an improving system to pay them. Because of the apparent
> > urgeny of the matter I've personally payed them today to help to make the
> > mircale happen.
> Does it really matter that much to us? 
> It's not like it's a GNU publication that's folding, is it?  

It is among the best publications out there, 
we do not have a comparing GNU publication.
Most of them are more specialisted or less frequently published 
and cannot be compared to LWN easily.

The LWN crew certainly is Free Software friendly and they understand
a lot of the values.  Okay there is room for improvement, too. 
Still I've haven't found a better publication so far.

> It's not dead yet and if it shows signs of springing back to healthy life, 
> I'll probably help it get up on its feet rather than playing the lament.  

That is what I try to do.

> I'm reluctant to throw money
> away on something with a closure date set, though.

I'm paying them (volenteeringly) for service that I've already received.
We need more people who think about this method of rewarding projects 
that are useful for them, even when the result is useful for everybody.
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