Linux Foundation’s Biannual Membership Drive Kicks Off with Portion of Dues Going to Code.org

The Linux Foundation will donate $25 to Code.org for every new individual member who joins during June

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its mid-year individual membership drive and promotion in which it will donate $25 to Code.org for every new member who joins today through 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2014.

The Linux Foundation and Code.org share common values that include increasing contributions to computer science through education and training. Code.org is also a non-profit organization and is dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. The organization’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. The Linux Foundation is offering an opportunity to individuals who want to extend their support for Linux to include increasing opportunities for people to learn programming of all types.  

“Many of today’s Linux professionals got started as students, tinkering with computers and writing simple programs during college. By helping extend individual membership contributions this month to Code.org, we hope the community can support Linux and the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds while helping to increase access to computer science education for the next generation of Linux developers and SysAdmins,” said Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer at The Linux Foundation.

Similar to Code.org, The Linux Foundation prioritizes learning and education and offers a variety of training opportunities for developers and systems administrators. It recently announced the first ‘Introduction to Linux’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which is free and has warranted an unprecedented response with more than 140,000 people already signed up for the class that begins this August. The Linux Foundation also offers a range of training programs in different formats: http://training.linuxfoundation.org

Individual members of The Linux Foundation help advance the Linux operating system and open source community while supporting the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds. They also receive exclusive benefits that include 20 percent off LinuxCon and CloudOpen registration; up to 10 percent off Linux Foundation training; a Linux.com email address (e.g. john@linux.com); employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo; up to 35 percent off O’Reilly books and e-books; and a variety of other discounts. With these perks, the cost of membership pays for itself many times over.

Both corporate and individual members support the organization that employs Linus Torvalds as well as important programs that promote and protect Linux. The annual membership fee for individuals is $99. Student membership is $25 and includes all the same benefits as individual members. To sign up for membership, please visit: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/individual.

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About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org

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