SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its mid-year individual membership drive and promotion that offers a 50 percent discount for LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America or LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe registration when individuals sign up for membership during the month of June.
From June 3-30, 2013, new individual members of The Linux Foundation will receive a 50 percent discount off of their choice of LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America or LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe. With savings worth up to $337, this discount can pay for the $99 membership fee three 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 and open source software. It is the collective support from thousands of individual and corporate 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. firstname.lastname@example.org ); 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.
“We’re only able to offer these kinds of discounts to new individual members twice a year so we encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We’ve also never been able to offer this deep of a discount for a member’s choice of LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America or LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe. We are so happy to make these perks available to the individuals who power Linux with their support.”
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 who joins between June 3 and June 30. To register for LinuxCon North America and CloudOpen 2013 with the discount code, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america 
To register for LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe 
Regular registration for the LinuxCon North America/CloudOpen events is $575 through July 28, 2013 and $675 thereafter. Regular registration for LinuxCon Europe is $575 through September 1, 2013 and $675 thereafter.
Only new members who sign up between June 3 and June 30 are eligible for this promotion. This promotion cannot be applied retroactively to memberships that started before June 3, 2013.
The annual membership fee for individuals is $99. Student membership is $25 and includes all the same benefits as individual members. Proof of student status is required to take advantage of this offer.
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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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