LPI Blog

On IBM, Microsoft, RedHat, and Loss of Innocence

12 November, 2018

Forgive me as I wax nostalgic and go on about our collective lost innocence. Perhaps I should capitalize and italicize the word, "Innocence." You see, I've been doing a lot of soul-searching since the news of IBM purchasing RedHat broke a couple of weeks ago, and even now, it leaves an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach that I can't quite pin down. Do you want to hear something weird?... Read more

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Craig Maloney

8 October, 2018

This is Episode 1 of a new podcast series. 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.... Read more

Update on LPI activities in Japan

11 September, 2018 - by Kenji Ito

In June 2018 the Linux Professional Institute established a branch office in Tokyo. Until then, an agency, LPI-Japan, has been promoting and expanding LPIC, LPI headquarters and we respected that activity and we deeply appreciate it. However, now future Japanese promotion and communications on LPIC and LPI’s other certification activities will be carried out by LPI Tokyo office. The activities of Linux Professional Institute Tokyo office include the following:... Read more

Limitations and Pitfalls of Cloud Computing

4 September, 2018 - by Jon "maddog" Hall

Cloud computing companies have become commonplace. Business people recognize that cloud-based software and services make it possible to use computing resources more efficiently. Large capacity servers in massive server farms can run applications and services and provide good performance. The cloud isn’t scary anymore and everyone uses it. Even so, cloud services have their limitations and pitfalls.... Read more

My Open Source Journey

13 August, 2018 - by Marcel Gagne

Way back, in my late teens, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, I had created myself a geek's paradise in my basement. I had a chemistry lab, with equipment sourced through my high school, a microscope, a telescope, and an electronics lab built with equipment from Radio Shack.... Read more


26 July, 2018 - by Evan Leibovitch

It’s good to be back. After being a central part of the birth of LPI more than two decades ago, I am delighted to be back here in the role of Director of Community Development. My new role is to help guide the ongoing evolution of LPI from a certification body to a wider focus of service to the broader needs of open source professionals. There are many facets to this task:... Read more