"Amanda McPherson, LF's vice president of marketing and
developer programs, says that although the Web sign-up mechanism is
new, individual "affiliate" membership has been in the bylaws since
the beginning. "Our individual members are very important to us.
The Linux community has grown to encompass individual advocates,
companies, end users, and community developers. We're working to
accelerate collaboration between all of these groups, and our
individual membership class is an important part of that.""