SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2009 – The Linux Foundation
(LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the
growth of Linux, today announced that for every new individual
member who joins the organization between today and January 31,
2009, the Linux Foundation will give a free membership to a student
for one year.
New members can elect to sponsor a student on the Linux
Foundation wait list or can request the membership be given to a
friend or family member with a valid student ID. Students who are
interested in obtaining a sponsored membership can sign up at the
Linux Foundation website and will be sponsored on a first-come,
first-served basis. Proof of student status must be provided.
Details can be found at the website:
"Individual members are the heartbeat of the Linux Foundation,
and students bring to the table new ideas and energy required to
advance Linux into a new decade," said Jim Zemlin, executive
director at the Linux Foundation. "New members who join during our
holiday program will get the additional benefit of contributing to
the advancement of Linux by bringing the next-generation of
architects, maintainers and experts into the community."
Members have access to exclusive benefits, including a Linux.com
email address (ex: email@example.com); a Linux Foundation t-shirt;
employee purchase pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo with savings up
to 40% on purchases of hardware and accessories; 35% off O'Reilly
books and e- books; a variety of deep discounts to attend events or
subscribe to industry publications; and the ability to run for a
Linux Foundation board seat, among others.
Both corporate and individual members are helping the
organization that employs Linus Torvalds and supporting programs
that promote and protect Linux. The annual membership fee for
individuals is U.S. $99. Students receive all the same benefits as
About the Linux Foundation.
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to
fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux
Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is
supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers
from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and
standardizes Linux by hosting important workgroups, events and
online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please
visit the www.linux-foundation.org