25 years after its founding, eight years after its last print edition, and two years after a near-death experience that was averted at the last minute by a bailout from the VPN company Private Internet Access, Linux Journal has laid off all employees, has no operating funds, and only plans to have its website online for a few weeks, or "hopefully longer for archival purposes if we can make it happen."
In a final farewell op-ed, editor-in-chief Kyle Rankin writes that despite the bailout, "we didn't get healthy enough fast enough, and when we found out we needed to walk on our own strength, we simply couldn't."
Rankin finishes with this melancholy note: "So yes, thank you for sticking by us. We truly did everything we could to make this a success, and I'm so sorry it didn't work out. On a personal note, thank you to the rest of the Linux Journal team. Not being able to work with all of you and chat with you is going to be the hardest part of all of this by far."
Goodbye, Linux Journal, you will be missed.
(Image: Gert Dewit/Linux Journal)
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