Roles in Open Source: Bringing Order to the Chaos

By nature, software developers – and especially open source software developers – tend to value their independence. And like all of us, they each have opinions about how things should be done. So dealing with disagreements can be all part … Read more

The Big Open Source Vision at Schleswig-Holstein

A German state made big news recently by announcing that it was shifting to an open source strategy. Press releases focused on the decision of Schleswig-Holstein’s management to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice, the most popular open source office suite. … Read more

Community Survey – Let Us Know What Matters to You

A new community survey from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is now live. We offer these surveys every 5 years, so please visit the link and help us better understand your needs and priorities. Our goal is to continue to … Read more

Open Source Essentials is Essential

Over three years ago Evan Leibovitch and I started advocating for a certification that we nicknamed “BOSS: The Business of Open Source Software”. The motivation for creating this certification was two-fold. We wanted to reach out to managers of Open … Read more

Cybersecurity: Essential(s) Concepts

Over the past 10 to 15 years, technology adoption has virtually exploded, and staying ahead of the curve has become increasingly difficult—for companies as well as individual experts. But it is not just the chase for continued innovation that grips … Read more

Open Source Sustainability at the University of California

One of the largest networks of universities in the world, the University of California (UC), is undertaking a major effort to increase its use and production of free and open source software. Central to this effort is the concept of … Read more

What You Should Know to Apply for the LPI Board

Dear potential candidate for the LPI Board of Directors, First of all, thank you for even considering running for the Board of Directors of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). We are approaching the June 22nd, 2024 LPI Annual General Meeting … Read more

My Journey From Novice to Expert with LPI: Jose Alvarez

My adventure with Linux began in the vibrant classrooms of a small educational institute in Costa Rica. At that time, I was a stranger to the intricate world of Linux and Unix. A chance encounter with an extraordinary professor, Felipe … Read more

Dublin’s DataCentres Ireland ’23: Technology and Innovation

DataCentres Ireland 2023, held in Dublin, was a focal point for technological advancements and innovative strategies in the world of data centers. As an attendee representing the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the … Read more

LPI’s CRA Webinar #11: How It Went

In the dynamic sphere of open-source software and its community, the proposed Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) by the European Commission stands as a pivotal piece of legislation that could significantly influence the European digital market. To dissect the implications and … Read more

Cybersecurity: Top and Bottom of It

Cybersecurity has evolved beyond being a mere buzzword; it has become a multifaceted concern we must address in our daily lives. Networks: the safe way The increasing digitization of recent years has elevated security practices in the IT realm to … Read more

Morrolinux: Debunking the 5 Myths About GNU/Linux

In the vast and sometimes mysterious universe of operating systems, I stand as a patron of GNU/Linux, a beacon of freedom and innovation. I champion my support routinely on my YouTube channel and official Morrolinux website. However, this exceptional platform … Read more