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In order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), policies around the world have been enacted that may affect your ability to take Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exams or renew your certification status. Because your health and safety are most important, we are making some temporary changes to our policies to reduce the impact on our community.

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LPI at Linux Day Italia 2023 along Italian Linux Society in Palermo

Organized by the Italian Linux Society (ILS) - LPI’s esteemed Community Partner in Italy - this event is a tribute to the marvels of Linux and the Free and Open Source Software (FLOSS) all over Italy. In appreciation of our attendees, LPI is gifting a 20% discount on our exams (Link valid until October 31st, coupon redeemable for 30 days. The link will be available on this page).

It's not just LPI's Sponsorship of Linux Day Italia 2023 that makes this event monumental; it's the presence of Jon "maddog" Hall. A member of the open source community and a pivotal figure at LPI, maddog's insights promise to enrich our understanding of Linux and the open-source universe.


LPI Interview in Japan: New Board Member, Certification, and AI

In the summer of 2023, the Japanese IT publication ThinkIT interviewed G. Matthew Rice, Executive Director of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Michinori Nakahara, who recently joined the LPI Board of Directors. Together with Kenji Ito, LPI’s Director of ... Read more


Will the European Union Erect Barriers to FOSS?

On September 15, 2022, the European Commission published a draft law called the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), which aims to improve the security of hardware and software products. The proposal defines “standard metrics” for evaluating the safety of projects. It ... Read more

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