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Creating NFTs with Free and Open Source Software

11 March, 2022 - by Rozilyn Marco

An unusual educational opportunity came to Linux Professional Institute (LPI) over the summer of 2021. Two interns–Alex, a Public Relations student and myself, Rozilyn, studying electrical and computer engineering–decided to create a set of NFTs as a learning excercise. This article describes the tools used by Alex and I in enough detail that you can try them out yourself.... Read more

Sonia Ben Othman: Achieving Equity and Supporting Growth for Women and Girls in FOSS

8 March, 2022 - by Alex Lamberton

Part of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) mission of “promoting the use of open source by supporting the people who work with it” is facilitating equity. Supporting the adoption of FOSS and professional development of those that use it, in turn, allows Linux professionals to aid their communities, and creates opportunities for international development where access to IT may otherwise be infeasible. ... Read more

A hackathon's story: first GHOFOSS hackathon, Italy

3 March, 2022 - by Max Roveri

Since the start of the project for an open history of FOSS, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) defines it as a “glocal” one. By glocal, we mean the best possible mix of global and local history, stories, and initiatives.... Read more

Open source careers: A tough start, a different future, a lot of FOSS

25 February, 2022 - by Daniel Castillo

Hi, it's Dani here; Milo for my friends. I was born 40 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, yes: the country tagged as violent and poor. That is not something you think about when you are a child and your dreams, no matter how ambitious they are, are within your grasp. My dream was to become a scientist: to be wearing a white gown doing experiments, knowing how things work.... Read more

Help Us Refresh the LPIC-2 Certification Objectives

14 February, 2022 - by G. Matthew Rice

We have recently started the ball rolling on our regular refresh of the objectives for LPIC-2. We're always looking for opinions and other input from our community, too. If you are interested in helping out or just observing some of the discussions, subscribe to our public mailing list here: https://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-examdev... Read more