[opensource] LWN Group Subscription

Garry Simmons Garry at recklesstuning.com
Tue Oct 28 18:23:33 EDT 2008


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From: opensource-bounces at cse.ohio-state.edu
[mailto:opensource-bounces at cse.ohio-state.edu] On Behalf Of A. J. Lingo
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:49 PM
To: James Dinan
Cc: epp.8 at osu.edu; opensource
Subject: Re: [opensource] LWN Group Subscription

 

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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      The Ohio State University
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