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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..."

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