[opensource] LWN Group Subscription

James Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Tue Oct 28 17:30:14 EDT 2008

Hey Wyatt,

This sounds like a great idea!  LWN has great articles.


Wyatt Epp wrote:
> So today my feed reader chimed in to note that LWN had a new article
> up:  "Closing out the 2.6.28 merge window," supposedly detailing
> "significant changes which were merged after last week's summary
> <http://lwn.net/Articles/303609/> was written."  Sounds great, right? 
> Subscribers only.  Incidentally, so is last week's writeup.
> Now, I'm not opposed to giving them money, really--  no, in general, I
> find LWN's articles to be of high quality.  When I can read them.  But
> I'm notoriously forgetful (ADHD :/ ).  I've forgotten to pay my mobile
> bill and the blame thing reminds me at inopportune moments about
> /that./  But I caught a nifty tidbit on their subscriptions page and got
> to thinking.
> "We offer a competitive rate for university/non-profit subscriptions..."
> it reads.  Incidentally, that's exactly what we are.  Could we; should
> we; might we consider trying to get one of these group accounts?  I was
> a little reluctant to just throw this out there, but such a move would
> benefit more than just myself, I think.  I can't imagine that no one
> else here has encountered that very same frustration at being denied
> what might be an interesting article for a month (by which point you've
> forgotten it entirely).
> Thoughts on this?
> -Wyatt
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James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>

Dept Computer Science and Engineering
      The Ohio State University

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