Individual Supporters

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

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 from Individual Supporters to help drive our diversity and inclusiveness programs. With our community, we have supported groups like Women Who Code, a global non-profit 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 $99.00, becoming an Individual Supporter can pay for itself right away when you use your 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 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.

Become an Individual Supporter Today


Linux Email

Option to purchase your own email address. Don’t suffer from


Weekly 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 Open Networking & Edge Summit Europe, Open Networking & Edge Summit North America, KVM Forum, Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America, Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Automotive Linux Summit + Open Source Summit Japan, Open FinTech Forum, Linux Security Summit North America, Linux Security Summit Europe

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.