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LPI News - November 27th 2000

Nov 28, 2000, 06:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wilma Silbermann)

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 22:25:03 -0500
From: lpi-announce-bounce@lpi.org
To: lpi-announce@lpi.org
Subject: LPI News - November 27th 2000

Welcome to the November issue of the LPI News.

Comments, concerns or ideas for the newsletter are always appreciated. Please contact me at:wilma@lpi.org

Here's what's happening at LPI these days.


What a huge show! LBE was double the size of last years show! We had a booth, thanks to Linuxmall.com which was well attended. Thankyou all for stopping by and saying hello.

Thanks to Ray Ferrari, LPI's supporter and friend for all his work at the booth, and also to Marc Torres of Atipa for pitching in and working at the booth.

We had wonderful feedback from the attendees who came by - from various states in the US and various countries around the world.

We were so encouraged to hear how many people had already heard of LPI, how many had already taken exams, how many had invested time and money in taking training leading to the LPI certification, and how many were interested in helping out, wanting to be a part of what we are doing.


An exciting new addition to our exam line up, is the Japanese Translations of exam 101 and 102.

We are pleased and proud to announce Japanese exam 101 went Live on Nov 13th and exam 102 will be Live at the beginning of December.

We would like to thank LPI-Japan for their efforts on our behalf to create this exam, and also thanks to Linuxcare for their assistance to ensure everything was completed correctly.

Scott Murray, exam development director, says this is the beginning of something that will grow, as other parts of the world look for exams in their own language.


We are in the final stages of preparing to launch our Level 2 job analysis survey which is how we will determine the objectives for the Level 2 exams. (See http://www.lpi.org/p-development.html if you would like to better understand our process.) We're just finishing up some tests of the interface and should be launching the survey soon. Please watch for that announcement as we'll need your help with the survey!


Every LPI-News that has been sent out recently, has included thanks to our many volunteers. This one is no exception - as without our volunteers we could not be so effective.

Thank you to Deshuang Tang in California who helps with the website management, along with Jerry Crick from the U.K. - and also to Ralf Spenneberg from Germany, who updates the news on the website to keep our events and news pages up-to-date.

We would also like to thank Linux Journal for their advertisment space, (see the latest Linux Journal) and thanks to J.J. Sheeran for designing the ad.

And to the many, many more who participate in some way to make LPI work a great big THANKS!


We will be represented at the Skyevents expo in Amsterdam in January and Paris in February - and also at the New York Linux World expo Jan 30th to Feb 2nd. 2001.

Please have a look at our events page to see where we are going to be and if you would like to assist, please let me know (wilma@lpi.org). or just come and visit the booth, we'd love to see you there! Its always the place to come to talk about what's happening in the Linux world.



Our website has evolved over the past year from an English only site to a multi-language site that we can be very proud of.

We have a co-ordinator who works hard to ensure this comes together, and is still looking at various languages yet to be posted. If you would like to assist, or if you would like to contact our co-ordinator he will be pleased to let you know what is happening. Duane Dunston - pdunston@pfeiffer.edu


For candidates who are studying for their LPI certification, or if you know someone who has passed his exams - a great gift for the holiday season would be one of our adorable LPI plush penguins. They are available through Linuxmall.com and a portion of the sale is donated back to LPI to continue their work...thanks Linuxmall.com. This is the URL to purchase our ELPIK.

May I take this opportunity to thank our candidates who have waited for results or certificates as we brought the only truly open and neutral certification together. You have our sincere appreciation for your co-operation, and support.

Thank you.

Wilma Silbermann
905 874 4822