A Dedication to FOSS: Interview with LPI Volunteer Elayne Lemos

5 May, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Elayne Lemos, a programmer employed at LPI partner Sysvale, is a "star volunteer" at LPI. According to LPI's Community Engagement Director for the Spanish and Portuguese Regions, Elayne is their best translator between English and Portuguese, as well as a helper at several events. Readers can witness her mastery of English, as well as her passion and talent for open source technologies, in the following interview.... Read more

The People Behind the Learning Portal: Flávio Schefer

7 April, 2022 - by Max Roveri

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) established its Learning Portal in June 2019 as the repository of all the Learning Materials for LPI’s exams. The project is managed by Dr. Markus Wirtz, LPI’s Learning Materials Manager. The Learning Portal is, since its very beginning, an international endeavor, because learning is easier if you can study in your mother tongue.... Read more

Vircadia Pushes Open Source Ahead in the Metaverse

5 April, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

VR, AR, and virtual worlds have been a major focus of the computer industry for some time, spawning many expensive devices and a spike of interest in the early 2000 decade for the Second Life virtual world. Improvements in visual effects and other parts of the technology over the past few years suggest that VR/AR is indeed ready for a breakthrough.... Read more

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