SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2010 – The Linux Foundation,
the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of
Linux, today announced a new individual membership drive and
promotion that makes members eligible to win free Linux.com Store
T-shirts, hats, mugs and more.
New members who sign up for individual membership at
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join between today and
December 20, 2010 will be automatically entered into a drawing to
win one of five U.S. $50 gift cards to the Linux.com Store. These
prizes will be available just in time for the holidays. Existing
members and non-members can also be entered into the drawing by
mailing their name and email address to The Linux Foundation
headquarters. The address and official rules for the drawing are
The Linux Foundation website:
Individual members of The Linux Foundation help advance the
Linux operating system and support the work of Linux creator Linus
Torvalds. They also receive exclusive benefits that include a
Linux.com email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org); a choice of T-shirt
employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo; 35 percent off
O'Reilly books and e-books; and a variety of deep discounts to
attend events, subscribe to industry publications, and to shop at
the Linux.com Store.
The Linux.com Store includes exclusive merchandise and original
T-shirts, hats, mugs and other items that reflect "geek culture."
The merchandise available in the Linux.com Store is designed to
reflect the unique and varied culture associated with Linux: geek
pride, freedom, fun, eccentricity, and originality.
The Linux.com Store recently added new items, including the "I
Believe in Linux" mousepad
(http://store.linux.com/product_info.php?products_id=177) and the
community favorite "We Made IT" T-shirt
8,000 votes made this T-shirt available in the Linux.com Store as a
result of the Linux.com Store Community Design Contest that ran
March through June 2010. The creator of the design was Said Hassan,
who won the vote among nearly 100 other designers.
Both corporate and individual members support the organization
that employs Linus Torvalds and important programs that promote and
protect Linux. The annual membership fee for individuals is U.S.
$99. Student membership is U.S. $25 and includes all the same
benefits as individual members.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to
fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization
sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes,
protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the
resources of its members and the open source development community.
The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and
education by hosting technical events, including LinuxCon, and
generating original Linux research and content that advances the
understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including
Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The
organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities
that feature the Linux kernel community's leading experts as
instructors. Please follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.