Linux Professional Institute Launches "Community Corner" with Jon "maddog" Hall

Posted by scottl on Sep 3, 2010 5:31 AM EDT
Linux Professional Institute; By Scott Lamberton
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(São Paulo, Brazil: September 2, 2010) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (, announced an upcoming blog to report on wider activities within the LPI community of Linux professionals, affiliates and training partners. The blog--"Community Corner"( feature commentary and regular contributions from Jon "maddog" Hall, a widely recognized mentor and leader in the programming community and a longtime and respected champion of Free and Open Source Software. Mr. Hall is also Executive Director of Linux International (

"We look forward to working with Jon on this initiative. Jon has long been a great supporter of LPI and a proponent of Linux certification and professionalism. We all recognize the value in telling some of the success stories around the professional use of Free and Open Source Software and Jon will bring a unique perspective and voice to this effort," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

"LPI has been an important organization in promoting the professional use of Linux and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Due to my travels to IT events around the world I frequently meet technology professionals who speak with some pride on having obtained their LPI certification. I plan to tell their stories and invite all LPI alumni to contact me to relate their own experience with LPI certification and how it assisted their professional careers," said Jon "maddog" Hall. Mr. Hall said LPI alumni or others interested in Linux professionalism could contact him with story ideas at

The first blog of "Community Corner"( will appear on September 22, 2010.

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 7,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 260,000 exams and 87,000 LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute promotes and certifies essential skills on Linux and Open Source technologies through the global delivery of comprehensive, top-quality, vendor-independent exams. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership in the certification of Linux professionals. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

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