[opensource] LWN Group Subscription

A. J. Lingo lingo.13 at osu.edu
Tue Oct 28 17:48:46 EDT 2008


We have operating funds that can be used for subscriptions. I'll look into
it.

-- Lingo

On 10/28/08, James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
>
> Hey Wyatt,
>
> This sounds like a great idea!  LWN has great articles.
>
>   ~Jim.
>
>
> 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>
>
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