Celebrating Open Anniversary 2021

18 January, 2021 - by Kaitlin Edwards

In 2021, the open source movement will be celebrating several important milestones, including the 30th Anniversary of Linux. This is a great opportunity to reflect about the impact the open source movement has had on your business and society as a whole. ... Read more

Free nerdy culture

15 January, 2021 - by Cesar Brod

Although we tend to emphasize the technical aspects of our Free and Open Source Software Community, the truth is that hackers and nerds in general value all kinds of Free Knowledge. Actually, Eric S. Raymond points this out in his text, How to Become a Hacker;... Read more

By our community, for our community

28 December, 2020 - by Evan Leibovitch

In its 20th year, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has turned a major corner. It’s restructured to be more accountable to our global community of open source professionals. With the launch of the Membership Program we’re now ready for the next step -- giving Members direct say in LPI’s direction. In the spring of 2021 we’re running the first election for our Board of Directors and we’d like you to consider being a candidate.... Read more

The experience of taking an LPI exam online

9 December, 2020 - by Kenji Okada

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) recently announced that the LPIC-1 exams are available in Japanese online, along with the Linux Essentials exam. You can use Pearson’s OnVUE platform to take these exams. In this posting, I’ll describe what I experienced taking a test through OnVUE.... Read more

Right-to-Left Scripts and other Translation Challenges

30 November, 2020 - by Amir Garshasbi

There are many learning materials about Linux and other free technologies on the Web, free of charge and accessible around the world. But one big barrier keeps many people from reading them: most are written in English, which billions of people do not know or aren’t comfortable with. Books and courses where you can learn English are not as easy as get as Linux, because most of these materials are not free or not available in many locations.... Read more