The Linux Foundation boosts membership with new, exclusive perks

By Tim Quax on 16 oktober 2009

The Linux Foundation is upping their membership by adding these new perks for individual members. The new perks include discounts and the availability of a lifetime e-mail forwarding account for

The individual membership program was launched last year, inviting Linux enthusiasts to pay annual fees in order to receive several privileges. Members received a e-mail forwarding account and discounts on various conferences hosted by the Linux Foundation, as long as the annual fee was paid.

The domain was obtained by the Linux Foundation from SourceForge earlier this year and has been transforming it into a social network for the Linux community.

One of the changes is that users can now pay a one-time fee to make the e-mail address forwarding permanent. New members can get a package of one-year membership and lifetime e-mail for $250, the lifetime e-mail address forwarding by itself is $150, the annual fee is $99.

Another significant change is the discount from hardware manufacturers such as Dell and HP. Members can also get discounts from, O'Reilly, No Starch Press and Linux Journal.

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