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Linux Foundation

Great!  Thanks for the advice!  I wanted to attend Linux Con last year, but
didn't for whatever reason.  This year the conference is in Vancouver :(
 Couldn't be further away.

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Rob Hasselbaum <rob-IdUdaS/NwSyQrzRDRVclEQ at> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Steven L. Kleiman <kleiman-jjUpw6JcT4r2fBVCVOL8/A at
> >wrote:
> >   1. Linux Foundation Memberships (Chris O'Connell)
> >  I've been looking at getting a membership at Linux for a
> > while now.  The benefits don't seem so great that they justify the
> > membership costs, but maybe I'm missing the overall point?  Does anyone
> in
> > our organization have a Linux Foundation membership?  Any reasons to buy
> or
> > not to?  Is the membership largely a scam or does the foundation actually
> > further the use of Linux?
> >  -SLK-10Dec16> I joined in order to get a discount on a new Dell Laptop,
> > and the discount more than paid for my membership.  -- Steve
> >
> >
> It is most definitely not a scam. They run the LinuxCon shows, which
> yielded
> a decent turnout in Boston last summer and attracted some well-respected
> speakers (e.g. Eben Moglen). They also pay Linus' salary and do good work
> as
> a vendor-neutral Linux advocacy group.
> The membership pays for itself pretty quickly if you shop at any of the
> organizations that offer discounts. You get the Dell employee discount, for
> example.
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