Linux, open source software, and collaborative development dominate how technology is built today. Individual Supporters of The Linux Foundation are contributing to this massive innovation and helping to advance the greatest shared resources of our time.

Modeled after other community programs and with more benefits available to supporters than ever before, The Linux Foundation aims to bring together open source software professionals, developers, sysadmins, and students to advance important community and industry initiatives that increase diversity in tech and access to new technologies.

We use funds generated by the program to help drive our diversity and inclusiveness programs. With the help of our community, we have supported: Women Who Code (WWCode), a global non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers; Transtech, an incubator for LGBTQ with a focus on empowering transgender people; Free Geek, which recycles and refurbishes used computers and provides desktop training for underserved populations; #YesWeCode, which is focused on training low-opportunity youth to become high-level coders; and Outreachy, an initiative that coordinates and underwrites programming internships for women, transmen, and genderqueer people.

Becoming an Individual Supporter Pays for Itself Immediately

At $49.00, becoming an Individual Supporter can pay for itself right away when you use your special discounts to attend an eligible Linux Foundation event or take a certification exam or training course. You will also have the option to purchase a Linux.com email address that shows the world—and future employers—that you are a proud supporter of Linux and the open source community. Becoming an Individual Supporter also connects you to information, tools, and events needed to advance your career and stay current with the latest technologies.

Choose how you would like to become an Individual Supporter today

Benefits

Linux Email

Option to purchase your own Linux.com email address. Don’t suffer from bob.smith2315@mail.com.

Newsletter

A weekly Linux.com newsletter with news, technical tips, and analysis to keep you ahead of the curve.

Discount Registration Fees

30% off registration fees on one Linux Foundation event every year. Eligible events include Embedded Linux Conference, OpenIoT Summit, Open Source Summit, ContainerCon, ApacheCon, Apache: Big Data, Vault, Automotive Grade Linux Summit, or ONS.

Certification Exam Discount

$100 off Certification Exams from the Linux Foundation Certification Program – These Savings Pay for Membership with Just One Use.

For More Information: Please refer to our Individual Supporter FAQ.