LWN.net: On the Future of LWN
Jul 26, 2002, 23:31 (6 Talkback[s])
"As most of you certainly know, the July 25 LWN Weekly Edition
stated that publication of the Weekly Edition would cease on August
1, as a result of the fact that we are unable to pay anybody to
write it. We could never have dreamed of the sort of response we
have gotten to this announcement.
"We did expect to get a lot of mail and such, and we did. What
we honestly did not expect was the incredible flood of donations.
Since the Weekly Edition went out on Wednesday night, LWN readers
have donated over $12,000. Working with our reader community has
always been the best part of writing LWN; there aren't words to
express how gratifying it is to see you all trying to come through
for us now. You people are great.
"The big question is, of course: what will we do with that
money, and will we reconsider our decision to stop publishing the
Weekly Edition? It will take us a few days to answer that question,
there is a lot to think about here. What we can do now is lay out a
bit more information on where things stand; a number of you have
complained that we have been less than forthcoming in this regard,
and that is true..."
LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 25, 2002(Jul 25, 2002)