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History of Women in Computing: GNU Girls

The computer field—and especially free and open source software—has to work harder to be friendly to women and non-binary participants. We could do well to look at a little-known group called GNU Girls that helped to change the field between … Per saperne di più

The People Behind the Learning Portal: Luciano Siqueira

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 Learning Materials at LPI. We designed … Per saperne di più

The Opening World: An Open Anniversary Review, Part 2

This is the second of a two-part article on openness in everything everywhere. The first part was devoted to the unfortunately necessary defense of openness. This second part presents a case study and more examples. Open Source Intel: A Case … Per saperne di più

Il mondo Open: Open Anniversary, parte 1

I muri che trattengono la condivisione delle informazioni e il processo decisionale partecipativo sono stati largamente abbattuti negli ultimi decenni. Molti lettori metteranno in dubbio questa affermazione, basando le prprie paure sui recenti sviluppi della politica, della disinformazione e della … Per saperne di più

Climbing the Pyramid

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 … Per saperne di più

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

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 … Per saperne di più

Grounding For Open Source Foundations: An Interview with Martin Michlmayr

Foundations play a crucial role in open source. Few free software projects can set up a non-profit corporation and legal protection for their code, organize a board of directors to handle all their administrative needs, or raise the necessary funds. … Per saperne di più

Simone “Simo” Bertulli: Lpic-3 Security – How to Approach the Certification

When you are LPIC-2 certified and start looking at the highest level of certification in Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the LPIC-3 specializations, you are faced with a choice. On the one hand, a better and more extensive academic preparation would … Per saperne di più

Why I started… and ended up loving open source software

Twenty-two years ago, I attended a few lessons about a “new” operating system, Red Hat Linux 4.2. At that time, my notes about the training were basic commands, enough to fill a little sheet of paper: my first cheat sheet … Per saperne di più

Why Free and Open Source Software is So Highly Valued

The millions of projects on GitHub (just the largest of several code sharing sites) prove that people love to share software. Even though not all the projects have free licences, their availability for public examination shows that code sharing meets … Per saperne di più

SFD 2021: An 11-hour community gathering

To be honest, we didn’t know what to expect. In retrospect, the year 2020 may have been a very odd year for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) to get initially involved with international Software Freedom Day (SFD). After all, this has … Per saperne di più

Steps Toward a Great Career in Free and Open Source Software, Part 2

The previous article described the benefits of a career in free and open source software along with four steps toward getting the skills you need for such a career. This article concludes the series with three more steps that put … Per saperne di più