The Linux Foundation is partnering with CardPartner, Inc. to offer the affinity Linux credit card through UMB Bank. For every card activation, the Linux Foundation will receive $50 as well as a percentage of every purchase made with the Linux credit card.
All funds from the Visa card program will go directly toward providing community technical events and providing travel grants for open source community members in order to accelerate Linux innovation.
As a nonprofit organization funded primarily by member dues, The Linux Foundation provides a variety of important services, not the least of which is supporting Linus Torvalds’ full-time work on the kernel. The Linux credit card allows anyone to contribute to the community by enabling the Foundation to sustain and expand upon its important work.
Linux credit card members can earn bonus points redeemable towards free merchandise, airline tickets, and more at hundreds of online and neighborhood retailers.
Other important cardmember features include:
- No annual fee
- Low introductory APR
- Purchase protection
- Zero liability protection for unauthorized purchases
- Emergency cash and card replacement
- Lost/stolen card reporting service
- 24-hour roadside assistance
- Warranty manager service
- Lost luggage replacement
The Linux credit card is available only to U.S. residents. Unfortunately, due to a lack of partners to work with to expand the program to other countries, we do not plan to expand the program at this time.
For more details on the program, please see the Linux Card FAQ.