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Code.org to receive part of LF individual membership dues

From:  Jennifer Cloer <jennifer-AT-linuxfoundation.org>
To:  lwn-AT-lwn.net
Subject:  Code.org to Receive Portion of Linux Foundation Ind Membership Dues in June
Date:  Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:50:25 -0700
Message-ID:  <CAFq_w-emWFALYjXNfQhWuj5BqB_1QKppbULH1ra0Gi9RubORJA@mail.gmail.com>
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*Linux Foundation’s Biannual Membership Drive Kicks Off with Portion of
Dues Going to Code.org*



*The Linux Foundation will donate $25 to Code.org for every new individual
member who joins during June*



SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and
collaborative development, today announced its mid-year individual
membership drive and promotion in which it will donate $25 to Code.org for
every new member who joins today through 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2014.



The Linux Foundation and Code.org share common values that include
increasing contributions to computer science through education and
training. Code.org is also a non-profit organization and is dedicated to
expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more
schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students
of color. The organization’s vision is that every student in every school
should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. The Linux
Foundation is offering an opportunity to individuals who want to extend
their support for Linux to include increasing opportunities for people to
learn programming of all types.



“Many of today’s Linux professionals got started as students, tinkering
with computers and writing simple programs during college. By helping
extend individual membership contributions this month to Code.org, we hope
the community can support Linux and the work of Linux creator Linus
Torvalds while helping to increase access to computer science education for
the next generation of Linux developers and SysAdmins,” said Amanda
McPherson, chief marketing officer at The Linux Foundation.



Similar to Code.org, The Linux Foundation prioritizes learning and
education and offers a variety of training opportunities for developers and
systems administrators. It recently announced the first ‘Introduction to
Linux’ <https://www.edx.org/school/linuxfoundationx> Massive Open Online
Course (MOOC), which is free and has warranted an unprecedented response
with more than 140,000 people already signed up for the class that begins
this August. The Linux Foundation also offers a range of training programs
in different formats: http://training.linuxfoundation.org



Individual members of The Linux Foundation help advance the Linux operating
system and open source community while supporting the work of Linux creator
Linus Torvalds. They also receive exclusive benefits that include 20
percent off LinuxCon
<http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-a...> and
CloudOpen <http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-...>
registration;
up to 10 percent off Linux Foundation training
<http://training.linuxfoundation.org/>; a Linux.com email address (e.g.
john@linux.com); employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo; up to
35 percent off O’Reilly books and e-books; and a variety of other discounts
<https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/individual#ben...>. With
these perks, the cost of membership pays for itself many times over.



Both corporate and individual members support the organization that employs
Linus Torvalds as well as important programs that promote and protect
Linux. The annual membership fee for individuals is $99. Student membership
is $25 and includes all the same benefits as individual members. To sign up
for membership, please visit:
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/individual.



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Linux:
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·      Code.org: How These Famous Technology Leaders Got Started:
*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc#t=140
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc#t=140>*



*About The Linux Foundation*

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the
growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000,
the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and
promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and
collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its
members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a
neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative
Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original
research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and
collaborative software development. More information can be found at
www.linuxfoundation.org.





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Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.*


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