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Seven ways on how to engage your community

14 April, 2021 - by Cesar Brod

I was recently invited to give a talk on how to engage communities for the LaKademy 2020 online. For those not familiar with the event, it is the meeting of Latin American users and collaborators of the KDE community.... Read more

Open Government: Where Transparency, Crowdsourcing, and Open Source Software Meet

13 April, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

The past three decades have seen the global spread of a movement combining open data, public consultations, and support for grassroots initiatives under the term "open government." Of course, calls for government transparency go back decades: for instance, the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the U.S. was signed into law in 1966.... Read more

Simone "Simo" Bertulli: Benefits of being certified

25 March, 2021 - by Simone Bertulli

Passion raises one’s interest in a specific topic, making you want to dive into its deepest tissues. Yet, in some cases, it is necessary to combine that passion with a fair amount of will and a coherent methodology, to place a specific skill set on solid foundations.... Read more

Who's Building Businesses Around Free and Open Source Software

16 March, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

Free and open source software occupies a unique position as a commodity and a business. Infinitely reproducible and easy to distribute (for those with good Internet access), the software has zero marginal cost (to use an economics term) but requires some expertise to create and substantial expertise to reliably maintain.... Read more

Open source careers: Six years from student to eLearning platform founder

15 March, 2021 - by Tola Leng

Hi from Tola! I am an enthusiast of Linux and FOSS, which I use constantly in my work as system architect for server infrastructure. I am a System Engineer with six years of experience. My responsibilities encompass three of the most popular public cloud offerings: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.... Read more

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Notes from a SysAdmin diary

24 February, 2021 - by Simone Bertulli

The question may seem trivial, but it is one that often arises: "is a perfect community possible?" Obviously not ☺… but you can work in that direction! Over time, I have already had the opportunity to be part of some communities, and what I have been able to learn from my experience I want to share, as I am now part of the LPI Community. Or huddle, if you want to put it in a more… penguinish way.... Read more