LPI Weekly News for November 2, 1999

Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 13:20:36 -0600
From: Jared Buckley <<a
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Welcome to the weekly newsletter of the Linux Professional
Institute(tm)! LPI is dedicated to providing a standardized,
multi-national, and respected program to certify levels of
individual expertise in Linux. Our goal is to design and deliver
such a program from within the Linux community, using both
volunteer and hired resources as necessary. We resolve to undertake
a well considered, open, disciplined development process, leading
directly to the establishment of a recognized and widely endorsed
Linux certification body.

What’s News?

New Weekly Format

Today marks the inauguration of our new weekly format for
posting the latest news concerning LPI’s certification efforts.
We’re hoping the increased frequency will help to keep the Linux
community better informed as to our progress. I hope to have the
newsletter out first thing each Tuesday morning.

Happy Birthday LPI!

November marks the one year anniversary of the “birth” of LPI.
Last year a group of diverse individuals with a common goal of
advocating Linux through the development of a certification program
got together and formed the Linux Professional Institute. One year
later, on the verge of releasing our first test, LPI got a great
birthday present: we’re now formally incorporated! As of Oct 25
1999, LPI is now an official non- profit corporation based out of
Ontario, Canada. Happy Birthday and thanks to all those who’ve made
this milestone possible.

Items Needed for T1b and all T2x Exams

Scott has passed along that we’ve received all the items we need
to get out our first test, T1a, but that we still need
contributions to finish out T1b and all of our distribution
specific exams (T2a-f). Please login to:


and help advocate Linux by sharing your knowledge. According to
Scott ([email protected]) we need
about 65 items to complete T1b, especially items on installing and
configuring X and configuring window managers. We need items for
all T2 objectives.

On a related note, we also need volunteers to be reviewers for
the T2x exams. If you’re a subject matter expert on a particular
distribution and willing to help, drop Scott a line.

Trade Show Updates

Things went really well out at the Atlanta Linux Showcase. I
didn’t personally make the show, but I’ve heard that we got great
turn out at the booth, the birds-of-a-feather session, and at our
Advisory Council meeting. Many thanks to all those who volunteered
their time and efforts.

Comdex is fast approaching, as well as the launch of our first
exam. As usual, we need volunteers to help staff the booth. The AC
is working with Evan ([email protected]) on a big PR roll out so the
show should be pretty exciting for us. If you’d like to
participate, drop me a line ([email protected]).


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