How a GNU/Linux Distribution Succeeds, Part 1: Two Long-Lasting Examples

13 September, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

In the world of GNU/Linux distributions, many flourish like grass and then wither away. Despite many appealing elements, a lot of distributions lack staying power. But the ones that have been most successful share some key traits among their great diversity–I discovered that while researching this article.... Read more

Open Source JobHub connects job hunters with companies working in FOSS

25 August, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Open Source JobHub (OSJH), a unique site that connects potential employees with companies working with free and open source software, has just formed a Sustaining Partnership with Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Launched in the first week of May,OSJH is similar, on the surface, to other job listings: Companies post their openings and job hunters respond. But several aspects make OSJH unique.... Read more

The Secret of Morrolinux’s Success - Part 2: The Future

8 August, 2022 - by Max Roveri

This article contains the second part of Massimiliano “Max” Roveri, Linux Professional Institute’s Community Manager, interview with Moreno Razzoli, aka Morrolinux, Linux champion, YouTuber, and, now, LPI Partner.  In the first leg of the interview, we talked with Moreno about the origins of his passion for FLOSS and the Morrolinux channel.... Read more

12,322 km, two non-profits, one project

4 August, 2022 - by Max Roveri

It's a Long Way to Tipperary, as an old song tells us. It’s an even longer way between Toronto and Karachi, especially if stopping in Dublin, Ireland (not far from Tipperary indeed); Milan, and Prato, Italy. If Google Maps (as per screenshot) doesn’t lie, it is a 12,322 km trip, as the crow flies.... Read more

Alex Muñoz Carmona: From LPI certificate to system administration

26 July, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Alex Muñoz Carmona did his compulsory studies at INS Guinovarda in Piera, Catalonia. After finishing school, he took the LPI exam that qualified him to receive the Linux Essentials certificate, which he gives credit for helping him win his first professional position as system administrator at the SEAT automobile company.... Read more