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  • Webinar - Knowledge is Power: The Strength of OpenStack Training

    By rbrunson on February 6, 2014

    Free Public Webinar Join us on the 13th of February at 1:00 PM Central (-6 GMT) for the latest in a series of outstanding webinars from our Corporate Member, Rackspace. This time, we'll be hearing from Tony Campbell, Director of OpenStack Training for Rackspace on the topic of "Knowledge is...

  • Tell Us Why Linux and LPI Matter!

    By rbrunson on January 13, 2014

    What We are Trying to Do We at LPI would like to ask if you or a representative of your organization can provide a succinct quote that speaks to any (or all!) of the following points: Encouraging high school and college students to pursue careers in Linux and Open Source Highlights...

  • Small businesses for college students

    By maddog on January 12, 2014

    I have been working the past couple of weeks with a small group of university students. Even though the tuition for the university they are attending is free, they still need money for books, transportation, food and (in the cases where their families live far from the university) housing. In...

  • Rememberance Day: Scott Lamberton - Rest In Peace

    By maddog on November 8, 2013

    I don't remember exactly when I first met Scott Lamberton. I know I have been receiving email from him since 2007 when he started writing to me about an LPI newsletter, and wondering if I would be willing to contribute to it. Scott became my conduit for submitting blog articles about the Linux and...

  • LPI Middle East: Linux Essentials in schools in United Arab Emirates

    By slamberton on October 17, 2013

    LPI-Middle East is presently providing a "train-the-trainer" program for LPI's Linux Essentials program for teachers at four private schools in the United Arab Emirates.  LPI's Linux Essentials program prepares secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college/university/vocational) students for...

  • Update on European e-Skills: "Quality labels" for IT Certification

    By slamberton on October 10, 2013

    LPI included within the 50 leading IT certifications of the e-Skills "Quality Labels" Prototype Background: In July, LPI announced that it had become a member of the European e-Skills Association (EeSA). EeSA supports the development of e-skills and digital literacy in Europe in partnership with...

  • Free Software For a Small Country: Part Four - Patterns of Software Solutions

    By maddog on October 3, 2013

    Now that we have discussed why a “small country” needs Free Software, some ways of getting training, and how to find and organize people around Free and Open Source Software, we can discuss patterns of handling projects with Free Software.  Notice I said “patterns” and not “methods” -- they are...

  • Free Software For a Small Country: Part Three - Spreading the Love

    By maddog on June 20, 2013

    I have been told many times by managers, government officials or educators that “we have no FOSS here”, therefore “nobody knows FOSS”. This is just not true. In every country I have visited: FOSS is there. There are people who know it and use it. Look for them. The people may be in your banks, in...

  • Free Software For a Small Country: Part Two - The Training

    By maddog on June 13, 2013

    */ The goal of this series of blogs has been to demonstrate the need for Free and Open Source Software in a developing economy. Now we will talk about how to develop that expertise in FOSS.   We may assume that the potential IT people either can or can not program using closed-source computers,...

  • Free Software For a Small Country (Part One) - The Reasoning

    By maddog on June 6, 2013

    Many times I have been asked to travel to a country to talk to them about Free Software. Sometimes it is at the request of the government of the country and other times by the citizens of the country. Recently I was contacted by a person from a small country who wanted to know if Free Software...

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