My introduction to the Cisco Networking Academy was … unconventional

The cabanas, deck chairs, and hotels that line Alexandria’s coast carry a strong Miami Beach vibe, and I’d prefer its street Shawarmas over Cuban sandwiches any day. But my 2015 visit to the Egyptian city had nothing to do with … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Stressing the system

This article follows up on an earlier article on this site, where I explained the core values ​​and fundamental goals of the LPI community. It’s time to get closer and make the acquaintance of the actual Membership platform! If you … Per saperne di più

Open Knowledge, The Internet Archive, and the History of Everything

Digital storage is simultaneously the most fragile medium ever invented and the most robust. A change in the magnetization of a few microscopic bits on a hard disk can wipe out content forever. Furthermore, anyone who causes mischief on their … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Beta Certification and Membership

I often ask myself whether it is possible to define a fundamental characteristic that can make an IT professional satisfied with their career path, with an eye to the future and their own growth process. In my opinion, the most … Per saperne di più

The People behind the Learning Portal: Nicolas Kovacs, French translations

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) launched the Learning Portal in June 2019. The Learning Portal is the repository of all the Learning Materials for our exams. The whole project is managed by Dr. Markus Wirtz, manager Education Programs at LPI. We designed … Per saperne di più

Open Government: Where Transparency, Crowdsourcing, and Open Source Software Meet

The past three decades have seen the global spread of a movement combining open data, public consultations, and support for grassroots initiatives under the term “open government.” Of course, calls for government transparency go back decades: for instance, the landmark … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Benefits of being certified

Passion raises one’s interest in a specific topic, making you want to dive into its deepest tissues. Yet, in some cases, it is necessary to combine that passion with a fair amount of will and a coherent methodology, to place … Per saperne di più

Who’s Building Businesses Around Free and Open Source Software

Free and open source software occupies a unique position as a commodity and a business. Infinitely reproducible and easy to distribute (for those with good Internet access), the software has zero marginal cost (to use an economics term) but requires … Per saperne di più

Open source careers: Six years from student to eLearning platform founder

Hi from Tola! I am an enthusiast of Linux and FOSS, which I use constantly in my work as system architect for server infrastructure. I am a System Engineer with six years of experience. My responsibilities encompass three of the … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Notes from a SysAdmin diary

The question may seem trivial, but it is one that often arises: “is a perfect community possible?” Obviously not ☺… but you can work in that direction! Over time, I have already had the opportunity to be part of some … Per saperne di più

Open Source in the Worldwide COVID-19 Battle

February marks the celebration of creation of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in 1998. OSI created the standard definition of the term Open Source that helped guide many of LPI’s initiatives today. Through the past year, open source provided many … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Six years in the company of LPI

A Membership Journey, Chapter 01 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has recently launched its Membership Program. The Program gives you the opportunity to get more involved with the LPI mission and activities. Members enjoy substantial benefits, such as discounts on exams, … Per saperne di più