Tux Machines Plans for 2014 and Beyond
The snowflakes in the background are a gentle reminder of this winter's very peak of the season (it's already below zero here) and the transition between years. Tux Machines attracted about 300,000 hits per day just half a decade ago and we hope that in the future we can return to those levels (it is achievable, but it required dedication). Based on the past week's statistics we are heading in the right direction and the goal remains for the site to be a public service, not a platform for PR and/or advertising. This site is not a business. What drives it is a rather ideological passion for FOSS. The rewards from FOSS transcend finance. It is about trust, truth, and altruism through sharing.
With help from my wife we now have the capacity to run and update the site every day, several times per day. The goal is to share all the important news (high-impact events), as soon as the news comes out, and without repetition. These are the three points which make the difference between worthwhile aggregation and just yet another aggregator. If slightly older news items occasionally appear, then it's probably because these are important but previously overlooked. In order to cluster together several news sources about the same topic a bit of lag is imperative (withholding publication until more is known); this too can lead to deferral in publication. Leftovers and multi-link items typically contain lesser important news or updates on news which was previously shares. It all helps improve the signal-to-noise ratio and saves readers time (while not compromising on scope or angles).
We always listen to readers' feedback, we will never delete comments, and due to spam (bots creating dozens of accounts per day) we kindly ask anyone who wants a registered account to contact us (this is being done manually since last year because of script kiddies that misuse Drupal). █