Ubuntu Members Get Free LWN Subs

Good news, friends. From today Canonical is contributing a new benefit to Ubuntu Membership: a complimentary subscription to the rather glorious Linux Weekly News. Our friends in Debian have been doing this for a while, and we thought this could be an excellent gesture too.

To enjoy this benefit you need to be a member of the Ubuntu project. You can then follow this devilishly simple process to switch on your free subscription:

  • Apply for an account at LWN by clicking here.
  • Send a mail to my friend and yours Rachael at rachael.tripp (at) canonical dot com (preferably using your ubuntu.com address) asking for a subscription sponsorship. This email MUST contain:
    • Your LWN username
    • Your Launchpad username.
  • Rachael will then go and double check you are a member and not telling porkies.
  • You will receive an email when the subscription has been accepted and is ready to roll (or read).

More details about this and other membership related benefits are here.


  • Randy Belk

    I am a member of Launchpad and I didn’t know I had an ubuntu.com email address! Where do I find my ubuntu.com email address?

  • http://jacob.peddicord.net/ Jacob Peddicord

    This is for Ubuntu Members — simply using Launchpad or Ubuntu does not make you a member automatically.

    See http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/newmember for more information.

    On the LWN side, very cool! Thanks Canonical and everyone involved! Sending in my info in a moment.

  • ScottK

    Thanks. This is appreciated.

    FWIW, email addresses are trivially spoofable, so sending from an ubuntu.com address is pretty meaningless.

  • http://blog.gotangco.com Jerome Gotangco

    What a pleasant surprise! Many thanks for making this happen.

  • http://yokozar.livejournal.com Scott Ritchie

    Thanks Jono, I’m so in on this

  • http://jldugger.livejournal.com jldugger

    Damn. I was just thinking about subscribing to LWN today. Guess I have something to do tomorrow.

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    Awesome! Sending an email to Rachael right away. :)

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