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Linux Foundation launches branded credit card

29 July 2009  |  5946 views  |  0 Linux

The Linux Foundation is set to launch a Visa credit card featuring its Tux mascot for people who want to contribute to the operating system's development.

The foundation has teamed with CardPartner to offer the affinity Linux credit card through UMB Bank. Initially the card will only be available in the US but the group says it plans to move into other countries in the future.

For every activated card the Linux Foundation receives $50 as well as an undisclosed percentage from every transaction.

All funds raised will go directly towards providing community technical events and travel grants for open source community members in a bid to accelerate Linux innovation.

Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation, says: "Some people write code while others work on marketing or defending Linux. The Linux-branded credit card is an easy way for anyone to contribute to the growth of Linux and identify themselves as supporters of the community by carrying Tux in their pocket."

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