Linux Foundation: What Extra Perks Individual Members Get?
Article by George Norman
On 16 Oct 2009
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization that manages the Linux.com domain amongst other things, has announced something very interesting about its individual membership program – you know, the one that gives you a Linux.com email address for example. What the Linux Foundation announced is that individual members will get extra perks.

Before we get into the extra perks, here is what we already know the $99 membership will get you:
- 35% off O’Reilly books and e-books.
- 35% off No Starch Press Publications.
- 15% off subscriptions to Linux Journal
- 30% discount on the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon and Japan Linux Symposium events
- 20% discount on registration fees for Linux Foundation training courses
- For every $40 order from ThinkGeek.com you will get $10 off
- Free Linux Foundation T-shirt, weekly “Linux Briefing Book”, your own Linux.com email address.

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Now here are the extra perks for individual member the Linux Foundation announced earlier this week:
- Employee purchase pricing from HP, Lenovo and Dell: a discount of up to 40% for Lenovo devices , standard employee purchase pricing from HP and Dell. Linux Foundation members will also get a best price guarantee from Dell.
- With a one time fee of $150 you can make your Linux.com email address permanent. This means that even if you do not renew your Linux Foundation individual membership, you get to keep the Linux.com email account for life. Please note that the offer applies to existing members. New members will have to pay a total of $249 which includes the lifetime Linux.com email account and the first year’s membership.
- Students can become Linux Foundation members for just $25 with a student-class membership.

Executive Director with the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin, comments: “Our individual members are the heartbeat of the Linux Foundation and we will continue to find ways to extend special benefits to them. Perks like the employee purchase discounts from Dell, HP and Lenovo and lifetime Linux.com email addresses are unique things we can offer to sustain support for Linux.”

If you would like to become a member of the Linux Foundation, visit the membership page here.



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