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

Modeled after other community programs and with more benefits available to supporters than ever before, 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 generated by the program to help drive our community giving programs. With the help of our community, we have supported: Women Who Code (WWCode), a global non-profit organization 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. Individual Supporters can submit their suggestions to

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 special discounts to attend an eligible Linux Foundation event, take a certification exam or training course, or buy equipment at employee purchase prices from Dell, HP, or Lenovo. You will also receive 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.

Choose how you would like to become an Individual Supporter today

Benefits and Discounts: Email Address Weekly Newsletter Registration Fee Discount
Your own email address. Don't suffer from A weekly newsletter with news, technical tips, and analysis to keep you ahead of the curve. 30% off registration fees on one Linux Foundation event every year. Eligible events include Embedded Linux Conference, OpenIoT Summit, LinuxCon, ContainerCon, ApacheCon, Apache: Big Data, Vault, Automotive Grade Linux Summit, or ONS.
Training Discount Certification Exam Discount Employee Pricing
Up to 10% discount on Linux Foundation's open-enrollment training courses $100 off Certification Exams from the Linux Foundation Certification Program - These Savings Pay for Membership with Just One Use. Employee Purchase Pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo - Save up to 40% on Your Purchases of Hardware and Accessories.
SCALE Expo Discount No Starch Press Discount O'Reilly Discount
50% off Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE). 35% off No Starch Press Publications. Up to 40% off O’ print publications.


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