Penguin Computing Associate Program

Monday, December 7, 1998
Press Contact: Sam Ockman – 415-885-4689
[email protected]


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Penguin Computing is proud to announce its
new associate program. In exchange for letting the world know that
it’s possible to buy high quality Linux Workstations and Servers,
Penguin Computing will give a referral fee of 1% for each computer
sold. This could range anywhere from $10 to $600 per computer.

The idea for the associate program came from a staff meeting at
Penguin. “We were brainstorming how we can more directly help the
Open Source community that we owe so much to,” said Sam Ockman, the
founder of Penguin Computing. Although this referral program is
open to everyone, Open Source community members are especially
encouraged to join.

This program will help fund Linux User’s Groups, Linux websites,
and lots of Open Source developers and advocates. Penguin Computing
hopes that it may eventually allow some programmers to quit their
day job and write Open Source software full time.

To join the program all one needs to do is fill out the on-line
form located at “http://www.penguincomputing.com/associate.html“.
After filling the form out you are given a URL that you can use to
link from your website to Penguin Computing. Anyone who clicks on
that URL and buys a Penguin System will generate the referral


Penguin Computing was founded by Stanford Engineering Graduate
Sam Ockman to provide reliable workstations and servers running Red
Hat Linux.