October 13, 2009

New Benefits Offered for Individual LF Members

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Linux Foundation today announced that individual members now qualify for employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo.

LF individual members can get up to 40 percent off of Lenovo devices and standard employee purchase pricing from Dell and HP. Dell also offers a best-price guarantee to Linux Foundation members.

Start making your list and checking it twice – but only after you sign up or renew your LF membership because the new benefits don’t stop there.

Other perks announced today include a lifetime Linux.com email address. This offer is based on overwhelming community input for the option to secure
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for life. Now participants can elect to secure their address with a one-time $150 fee. New members who want the same benefit can pay a total of $249 for their first year’s membership and the lifetime benefit.

Students can get in on some of this action, too, with a new exclusive class of membership for $25 annually. Students represent the future of the Linux and open source software community. They’re tomorrow’s Linux and open source developers, maintainers, marketers and users. New student members will have access to Linux Foundation events and online resources, and can impact on the future of Linux. The LF is inviting anyone with a valid school ID take advantage of a student membership.

By becoming a member of the Linux Foundation at any level, developers and users are helping the organization that employs Linus Torvalds and supporting programs that promote and protect Linux.
The annual membership fee for individuals is $99, which pays for itself quickly with just one of the discounts offered exclusively to Linux Foundation members, which include:

  • 30% discount on the Linux Foundation‚Äôs LinuxCon and Japan Linux Symposium events
  • 20% discount on registration fees for Linux Foundation training courses
  • 35% off O‚ÄôReilly books and e-Books
  • 35% off No Starch Press Publications
  • 15% off subscriptions to Linux Journal
  • $10 off every $40 order on ThinkGeek.com
  • A free Linux Foundation t-shirt for proclaiming support for Linux
  • A weekly ‚ÄúLinux Briefing Book‚Äù in the form of an exclusive email with highlighted news and analysis to keep users well informed

To join the Linux Foundation and to see a full list of benefits and discounts, please visit our membership page.