How to Handle Vulnerabilities in Third-Party Programming Libraries

13 January, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Almost all software calls multiple layers of third-party libraries. Suppose, for instance, that a Java program invokes a function from a standard library to format a date. That function might in turn call a function from another library that understands the calendar. And that function calls another, and so on.... Read more

LPI Shares Plans and Services with Asia-Pacific Partners

11 January, 2022 - by Jose Jolly Villaviza

It is great to see partners of the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) getting together and sharing ideas with LPI. This article reports the major topics of the first Asia-Pacific APAC Partner Meeting, which took place on November 19, 2021. LPI partners and potential partners gathered virtually to be oriented or re-oriented about the benefits and responsibilities that partners and LPI have toward each other.... Read more

The Opening World: An Open Anniversary Review, Part 1

17 December, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

Walls holding back information sharing and participatory decision-making have been breaking down over the past few decades. Many readers will question this claim, basing their fears on recent developments in politics, disinformation, and social disintegration. But I hold on to my conviction that our world is getting more open, and I'll examine where it's going in this two-part article.... Read more

Climbing the Pyramid

3 December, 2021 - by Evan Leibovitch

Just a few weeks ago, Linux Professional Institute announced a complete refresh of its Level 3 exams, the second since its founding. As with our other certifications, the LPIC-3 program is under constant review to ensure that what we test for is what employers want.... Read more

Open Access Flips Hundreds of Years of Scientific Research, Part 2

30 November, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

A true revolution has hit academia over the past couple decades, changing how publications fund their work and in consequence the ways researchers share information. The previous article in this series introduced Open Access, describing its benefits and how it works. This final article shows examples and explains the relationship between Open Access and Creative Commons.... Read more