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Jan 07, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

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"If Linus Torvalds would have known, that a project he developed while labouring for his certificate, would one day have it's own certificate, he would have been the first to offer one. But has he? One can only wonder why? But this doesn't mean that a Linux Certificate is useless... or does it...?

"Before we get to the debate at hand, let's digress and find out what exactly is a certificate. A certificate is basically a piece of paper with lots of hype attached to it. What exactly is on the certificate, depends. But it generally includes, for what course, from where and those god damn grades. Now a certificate is required essentially to isolate 'a few' from 'the all.' You are the all when you go for job interviews. It is common-sense, that 'the person' on the other side will be more comfortable to recruit someone with a certificate than someone without. Why? Because that's what 'the person' wants to be. Comfort is the key word here. And from the all, whom he possibly can't test, he will rely on those with the backing of institutions behind them. Here, I must comment. It's not neccesary that a person with a certificate is the best person for the job. But that's a chance, "the person" is ready to take..."

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