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In-Reply-To: ; from membership-at-li.org on Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 20:36:34 -0500
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On 2001.12.02 20:36:34 -0500 Thomas M. Albright wrote:
The area of interest to you id noted with ->
80 Amherst St.
Amherst, N.H. 03031-3032
December 13, 2000
Name, address, salutation:
Thank you for your interest in Linux International. LI is an association
of vendors and international organizations who encourage and promote the
use of the Linux operating system.
In promoting the use of Linux we participate in educational programs,
coordinate collaborative marketing, inform people of the uses of Linux and
how to use Linux in their day to day tasks. We work with groups such as
USENIX, the Free Software Foundation, Linux Professional Institute and
other non-profit groups that help to educate and promote the use of freely
We have a Board of Directors, which consists of an elected group from
among our Corporate Members and Sponsoring Corporate Members.
We also have a Technical Board, responsible for both technical input and
for managing the Linux International General Developer's Fund (LIGDF).
The LIGDF is used to fund special development projects. The funds for the
LIGDF come from contributions collected solely for the use of Linux
Developers, not from Linux International membership dues. Technical Board
members are nominated and elected to the Technical Board by the Technical
Board as necessary to keep it viable. Members of the Technical Board do
not pay dues to Linux International, instead donating their time.
Another very active committee within Linux International is the LI
Marketing Committee. This group consists of staff at member organizations
who donate some or all of their time to LI marketing activities. The
purpose of the LI Marketing Committee is to:
¤ Cost effectively grow global Linux marketshare through
¤ Promote LI as a credible organization through accountable
¤ Invite and expand participation of technology companies
Finally we have a set of Officers, whose duty is to carry out the wishes
of the Board of Directors. These Officers also do not pay dues to Linux
International, instead donating their time.
We have three basic membership groups:
o Sponsoring Corporate Member - $10,000 per year
o Corporate Member - $2,500 per year
o Affiliate Group - $1 per year plus a one-time application fee of
If your company decides to participate as either a Sponsoring Corporate
Member or a Corporate Member, you will be asked to supply an employee to
represent your company at member meetings and participate in the member
mailing list. Also be aware that from time to time your company will be
invited to donate time, materials and personnel to special committees and
task forces organized to accomplish specific needs to meet our goals. Most
of our interaction is through EMail, although we also try to have meetings
at events where we come together such as Comdex, CeBit, or LinuxWorld
-> The affiliate groups will also be expected to submit paperwork showing
-> that they are a registered non-profit corporation, and a copy of their
-> organization's charter.
As a member of Linux International, you will be eligible to join with
Linux International in trade show pavilions, collaborative advertising
programs, and other efforts. We maintain several mailing lists, so that
anyone at member organizations can participate in the discussion and
planning of our various programs.
To join Linux International please send a check for the amount of the
membership desired to Linux International at this address:
816 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2101 USA
If you are a foreign applicant, you can send email to membership-at-li.org
requesting the information to do an electronic funds transfer, which is
probably the easiest way.
With your payment, please indicate one person's name, EMail address,
mailing address and Fax number. This person should be your primary liaison
to Linux International. I recommend that this person have a business
orientation, rather than a technical one, since many of the issues
discussed on the members' mailing list tends to be business and marketing
oriented. Also, if this person has the authority to delegate
organizational resources, they can facilitate projects and tasks which fit
with your missions.
After we receive your check, or electronic transfer, we will add you to
the members mailing list and website (www.li.org), and you will have
joined Linux International!
If you have any questions on submitting your membership application,
please feel free to call Thomas Albright, the membership secretary, at
If you have any questions on any other aspect of Linux International,
please feel free to call me at +01.603.672.4557, on the east coast of the
I look forward to working with you.
Jon Hall, Esq.
On Sun, 2 Dec 2001, Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO wrote:
> How can a non-profit Linux organizaiton join LI?
Thomas M. Albright (Linux user number 234357)
Linux International - Membership Secretary
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