The Linux Foundation Announces Individual Membership Drive

New members who sign up to support The Linux Foundation in October will receive 50 percent off LinuxCon Europe 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced a new individual membership drive and promotion that offers a 50 percent discount for LinuxCon Europe 2012 registration when individuals sign up for membership during the month of October.

From Oct. 1-31, 2012, new individual members of The Linux Foundation will receive a 50 percent discount off of LinuxCon Europe 2012 and Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) 2012 taking place November 5-7. This is a $225 value, which pays for the $99 individual membership two times over.

Individual members of The Linux Foundation help support the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and other important activities that protect and advance Linux. It is the collective support from thousands of individual members that helps The Linux Foundation provide important services for the industry and community.

Members also receive a variety of exclusive benefits, including a Linux.com email address (e.g. john@linux.com); employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo; 35 percent off O’Reilly books and e-books; and a variety of other discounts to attend events, subscribe to industry publications, and to shop at the Linux.com Store.

“Individual membership is one of the most important programs we have at The Linux Foundation for supporting the work of Linux and its creator Linus Torvalds,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services, The Linux Foundation. “The contributions of a global community of individuals are exactly how Linux is built and is also exactly how it is being supported year-over-year. Thank you to everyone for their generous contributions.”

To sign up for membership, please visit: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/individual. A discount code will be automatically generated and sent to each new member directly. To register for LinuxCon Europe 2012 with the discount code, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/register. LinuxCon Europe/ELCE 2012 regular registration is $450 through October 4, 2012 and $550 thereafter.

Only new members who sign up in October are eligible for this promotion. Recent new memberships can't be applied retroactively to existing registrations.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, 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 Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos 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. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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