LPI Blog

Open Source, Artificial Intelligence, and LPI

6 October, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

I'm going to lead with the punchline on this one. I believe that LPI should invest in providing a certification path for some kind of machine learning, specifically geared to open source development in artificial intelligence. ... Read more

Tailor-Made Suits for Computers: TUXEDO Computers

23 September, 2019 - by Herbert Feiler

In this article, we asked Herbert Feiler about how TUXEDO Computers was born, how it developed into the company it is today, and what he sees in its future.   Turning a hobby into a profession may sound trite, but it best describes the way I’ve worked to create TUXEDO Computers.... Read more

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Jon "maddog" Hall

19 August, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

In "Open Source Journeys", Marcel hangs out and chats with people who have been captured by the spirit and promise of Linux and Open Source software. Open Source is part philosophy, part technology, and part ideology. That's a powerful combination that sparks the imagination in different ways for different people. Today's guest today is Jon "maddog" Hall.... Read more

The Vikings, eBooks, and Open Source

5 August, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

If you were hoping to read a rollicking tale of those Norse seafaring explorers of old, heading out in their dragon-headed ships to explore and conquer distant lands, launching enthusiastically into battle with sword held high above their horned helmets, you may be disappointed. If, however, a story about exploring the cosmos and open document formats are your thing, then you've come to the right place.... Read more

How to use a compass

8 July, 2019 - by Marcel Kornegoor

As long as I can remember, I’ve disassembled nearly every electronic device I could lay my hands on. Starting with the old pick-up from my parents, my first hi-fi set and Mini Disc player, I continued to perform this exercise professionally as the lead editor of a Dutch audio and video magazine. As soon as you lift the cover of a device, the layout of the PCB and corresponding cabling tells quite a lot about the product.... Read more

OLPC, Peru, and a Vision for Education

1 July, 2019 - by Hernan Pachas

Telling people about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program in Peru means I can share one of the best things I’ve done in my life, where my values and the basis of free software and open source came together naturally.... Read more