LPI Blog

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Terry Hancock

17 June, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

Marcel hangs out and chats with people who have been captured by the spirit and promise of Linux and Open Source software. Open Source is part philosophy, part technology, and part ideology. That's a powerful combination that sparks the imagination in different ways for different people.... Read more

Community Engagement. Looking back. Looking forward.

20 May, 2019 - by Cesar Brod

During the military dictatorship in my country, Brazil, which lasted from 1964 until 1985, a cry by the students at the University of Sao Paulo became popular. At night, all the lights in the University would suddenly be turned off, so the students all cried: "Ninguém solta a mão de ninguém" (Nobody lets go of anyone's hand).... Read more

Zigging while others are zagging

7 May, 2019 - by Evan Leibovitch

These days, at least in the US, it’s common for airline safety announcement to conclude with something like, “We know you have a choice of carriers and we appreciate that you chose us today”. It’s a nice sentiment, but it would be great if that message wasn’t so often undermined by the usually miserable experience of getting on the plane.... Read more

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Carla Schroder

8 April, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

Today's podcast features Carla Schroder, a self-described "tool nerd" who went on to become a big name in the world of open source articles, blogs, and actual paper books. Specifically, Carla has written "Linux Cookbook", "Linux Networking Cookbook", and "The Book of Audacity", all for O'Reilly. She's been an auto mechanic and a farmer and she loves Linux and open source software.... Read more

Doing It For The Right Reasons: Millennials, Open Source, and Philosophy

19 March, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

By Marcel Gagné Congratulations on choosing a carreer in Linux and Open Source! If you're just starting on the journey, I wish you all the best. I'm thrilled to hear that you've decided to pursue a career in Linux and open source software, and I hope that it brings you lots of success, both financially and professionally. However, and you knew that was going to be a "however", I hope you've decided to do this for the right reasons.... Read more

Will A Robot Eat Your Job?

11 March, 2019 - by Evan Leibovitch

One of my favourite news shows did a depressing story about jobs and careers, that somehow made me feel better about mine.... Read more