Members receive exclusive benefits such as a linux.com e-mail address, discounted pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo, 35% discounts on O’Reilly books and e-books, among more.
The Linux Foundation alerted iTWire to its holiday drive promotion, stating any person who signs up for individual membership up to December 14th 2012 will be automatically entered to win of two $75 gift cards to the Linux.com store.
Unfortunately, the rules stipulate only legal United States residents over the age of 18 are eligible, and that current members who renew are excluded; this promotion is only available to new members.
These caveats are disappointing but ultimately moot; the reason to join is to directly support and promote the work of the Foundation which includes direct backing of Linus Torvalds himself. Individual membership is $USD 99 and student membership is $USD 25.
Whether you win the $75 gift card or not, the Linux.com store can hook you up with t-shirts, hats, mugs and accessories relating to your favourite free open source operating system.