July 29, 2009
The Linux Foundations launches a credit card to support the ‘cause’
Open Source is the way of life for an increasing number of developers, third party application clients and well, some businesses too. However, this was just in words until this outstanding move by Jim Zemlin and his team at the Linux Foundation. They have come up with an affinity Visa Platinum credit card for those who have pledged allegiance to the foundation and wish to contribute to its betterment. They partnered with CardPartner bring forth a credit card through UMB bank. The foundation will receive $50 for every card that is issued as well as a small share from all the purchases made with the card. What’s more is that 100% of all the proceeds from this card program will go towards providing the foundation enough funding to handle technical events as well as to provide for travel grants for members.
The Linux Foundation Visa Platinum credit card will be available only in the US initially; however, there are plans of branching it out across the globe. Here’s where you can apply for it.