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LPI Members to vote for the Board of Directors
March 25, 2021

LPI Members to vote for the Board of Directors

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is encouraging its Members to vote for its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee and members have compiled a list of promising candidates. Voting will open on May 15, 2021 and remain open until the day of the AGM in June. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members in June.

Board elections are held annually, coinciding with the AGM. Well-known candidates from the IT industry, all of whom are or have been involved with open source in their lives, are candidates for election, coming from all parts of the world; from Asia, Europe, and Africa as well as from South and North America. 

LPI has now published the list of candidates for the Board of Directors on its website. An overview page around this year's election provides all information, data and background information. 

"We're all about involving the community, that's why our members decide the Board of Directors and thus the future course of the Linux Professional Institute," says Executive Director, G. Matthew Rice. 

Those who want to vote have the opportunity to become a Member by joining until May 14, 2021, at 23h59 UTC.

LPI made the decision to transform into a member-based organization in 2015 and has been working on the appropriate structures ever since. The new form of openness is an important element for the non-profit organization to encourage open source communities globally. "Our mission is to promote the use of open source by supporting the people who work with it. The best way to do that is to involve people around the world and listen to them," said Kenneth Armstrong, Community Manager and Returning Officer for the election.