Individual Membership

Become an Individual Member

By becoming a member of the Linux Foundation you are helping the organization that employs Linus Torvalds and has a full set of programs to advance the Linux platform. Your support will go a long way in enhancing, promoting and protecting Linux for generations to come.

All New Benefits

  • Save up to 40% on purchases with Employee Pricing at Dell, HP and Lenovo
  • Email Address
  • See full list of benefits below

Types of Membership


Join as an Individual Member    Join as a Student Member

Join as an Individual Member + Lifetime Email Address


Membership Pays for Itself Immediately

At only $99.00, Linux Foundation membership could pay for itself right away when you attend a Linux Foundation LinuxCon event, take one of our Linux Foundation online or in-person training courses, or buy equipment at Employee Purchase Prices from Dell, HP or Lenovo. Plus, you will receive a email address that shows the world – and future employers – that you are a proud supporter and member of the Linux community. Most importantly you will support the Linux platform and the Linux Foundation's activities.

Membership Keeps on Paying

Your membership also connects you to the information, tools and events needed to advance your career and stay current with the platform.

Linux Foundation Benefits:

  • Your own email address. Don't suffer from
  • A weekly "Briefing Book" with news, technical tips, and analysis to keep you ahead of the curve.
  • The ability to run for and vote for a Linux Foundation board seat and influence the direction of the foundation
  • Exclusive access to Member-only benefits at Linux Foundation events when available

Discounts that pay for the cost of membership and then some:

  • Employee Purchase Pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo - Save up to 40% on Your Purchases of Hardware and Accessories
  • 20% off of Linux Foundation LinuxCon Registration Fees.
  • Up to 10% Discount on registration fees for Linux Foundation Training - The Savings Could Pay for Membership with Just One Use
  • 35% off O'Reilly Books and E-Books
  • 35% off No Starch Press Publications
  • 50% off Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

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For More Information

  • Please refer to our Member and Non-Member FAQ.
  • If you are unable to find the answer to your question in the FAQ please contact us at memberservices (at) linuxfoundation dot org or call us at +1 415 723 9709.