Linux Foundation Promotes New Membership Offer

The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of a new individual membership drive and promotion. New members that sign up from today until the 20th of December, 2010 will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of five Store gift cards valued at $50. According to the foundation, other prizes include, for example, free T-shirts, hats and mugs.

The promotion is also open to existing and non-members, who can enter by mailing their name and email address to The Linux Foundation headquarters. Rules for the promotion are available on the Foundation's Individual Membership Drive Drawing page.

The scheme costs $99 (£63) for an annual individual membership and includes some voting rights, an email address, discounts on Foundation conferences and O'Reilly books and a Linux Foundation T-shirt.

The email address is a forwarding service as the email address is tied to the membership. Other benefits include discounts of up to 40 per cent on purchases of hardware and accessories from Dell, HP and Lenovo.

Individual Student Memberships cost $25 (£16) per annum and require verification from students showing their enrolment in a school, college or university.

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is himself sponsored by the foundation.

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