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  • by osakanataro (17131) on 2017年12月03日 16時46分 (#3322599) 日記

    定期購読中だったので、後述のメールが届きました。
    URL2を飛ぶと、No132(2005/04)~No208(2011/08)のpdf、No209(2011/09)~No283(2017/11)のpdf,epub,mobiの単体配布と、No1~No283までの一括zip(707MB)がダウンロードできました。
    No1(1994/03)~No131(2005/03)はHTMLファイルでの提供でした。
    2017/12/31までの提供とのことなので、定期購読者は忘れずにダウンロードのこと

    いま見たいに電子発刊のみになる前の、物理雑誌時代(2011年より前?)は$140.00だったけど、
    電子のみになった後は2年で$24.50だったから、痛手では無いけど、残念。

    Subject: An Important Message About Your Subscription
    It looks like we’re at the end, folks. If all goes according to a plan we’d rather not have, the November issue of Linux Journal was our last.

    The simple fact is that we’ve run out of money, and options along with it. We never had a wealthy corporate parent or deep pockets of our own, and that made us an anomaly among publishers, from start to finish. While we got to be good at flying close to the ground for a long time, we lost what little elevation we had in November, when the scale finally tipped irrevocably to the negative.

    While we see a future like publishing’s past—a time when advertisers sponsor a publication because they value its brand and readers—the advertising world we have today would rather chase eyeballs, preferably by planting tracking beacons in readers' browsers and zapping them with ads anywhere those readers show up. But that future isn’t here, and the past is long gone.

    Our biggest regret is that we don’t even have enough money to return to the people who have valued us most: our subscribers. For that we could not apologize more deeply or sincerely. Here’s what we do have for you:

    In true community spirit, Linux Pro Magazine has offered our subscribers six free issues of their magazine, a publication we at Linux Journal have always admired. In our time of need, they were the first ones there for us, and we are thankful for their gracious offer. To access your free digital issues of Linux Pro (a $49 value), see the landing page created for Linux Journal readers at the the Linux Pro website some time before December 31, 2017: <URL1>

    We also just finished up our 2017 archive today, which includes every issue we’ve ever published, including the first and last ones. Normally we sell that for $25, but obviously you will get it for no cost. The following download link is valid through December 31, 2017: <URL2>

    We also hope there is some solace in knowing that we worked very, very hard at keeping Linux Journal going, and we’ve been doing that for a long time, running the leanest, smallest possible operation we could. We are a collection mostly of volunteers, and some of our employees haven’t been paid in months. We still owe money to freelancers as well. There is a limit to how long a publisher can maintain those neglects, and that limit has now been reached.

    It has been a great run, folks. A big hats-off to everyone who contributed to our birth, our success and our persistence over these many years. We’d run the credits now, but the list would be too long, and the risk of leaving worthy people out would be too high. You know who you are. Our thanks again.

    With all my sincerity, sorrow, and gratitude,

    Carlie Fairchild

    Publisher, Linux Journal

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