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Dorothy K. Gordon Joins the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Board of Directors

15 September, 2020 - by Jon "maddog" Hall

I am very happy to introduce Ms. Dorothy K. Gordon as the latest Board Director for the Linux Professional Institute. Born in Ghana, Dorothy also spent much of her early life in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.  She is fluent in English and French, and is currently studying Spanish and Russian. Dorothy has extensive experience with various organisations within the United Nations since 1987.... Read more

Open source careers: How Mehdi Hamidi became a DevOps Specialist

14 August, 2020 - by Mehdi Hamidi

In 2019, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) celebrated 20 years of offering training and tests. The LPI20 Birthday Contest gave us the opportunity to hear from you some amazing stories about your careers in open source and how the LPI certification program helped you. Over the next weeks, we’ll share some of these stories.... Read more

The value of open source to universities: UC Santa Cruz tests the water

28 July, 2020 - by Andrew Oram

In addition to providing the world with its most enduring and valuable software--Internet protocol stacks, Linux, and more--free and open source software offers immense educational benefits. The gap between producing a nice prime number generator for a professor and contributing to real-life production code is huge, and numerous programmers can attest that free and open source projects helped them cross the chasm.... Read more

Linux and empowerment go together for non-neurotypical

21 July, 2020 - by Andrew Oram

An impressive achievement was reported to Linux Professional Institute (LPI) this past June: all 12 students in the computer program at the Structuurklas Project, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, had taken the Linux Essentials exam and passed. Even more impressive: the Structuurklas Project has offered this exam every year for the past three years, and all except one student has passed it.... Read more

Supporting public access to government data in Brazil

29 June, 2020 - by Andrew Oram

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has recently sponsored Brasil.io, an open data project in Brazil dedicated to transparency and sharing of government data. Although Brasil.io uses volunteers as well as Free and Open Source Software, they have expenses that need to be covered.... Read more