Linux Foundation revamps individual membership deal
The Linux Foundation has revamped their individual membership scheme, and doubled the price in the process. Last September, the Foundation announced an individual membership scheme which cost $49 per year, gave the member some voting rights and a T-shirt. The newly reworked package raises the price of membership to $99 and now gives users an @linux.com email address and a package of discounts on Linux Foundation conferences and events, O'Reilly books, No Starch Press books and Linux Journal subscriptions among others.
The Linux Foundation says that the membership fee "pays for itself" with the 30 per cent discount on LinuxCon registration. The @linux.com email address is a forwarding email address and, rather worryingly, the Foundation says in its terms and conditions that if you terminate your membership your email address may be reused and given to another member.