LPI-News September 2003
wilma at lpi.org
Tue Sep 30 17:48:37 EDT 2003
Welcome to the Linux Professional Institute News for September 2003.
This month the President of LPI, Evan Leibovitch, is pleased to tell you
of some interesting news regarding LPI's participation at the
'World Summit on the Information Society'.
His article can be found at the beginning of the news letter followed by
other things LPI is doing.
If you find any errors, or would like to let us know of other LPI
issues, please contact us at; info at lpi.org
1; WSIS Geneva, Switzerland.
2; Chinese Universities encourage the use of Linux and LPI.
2A; TechX New York
3; LPI will attend conferences in;
- London, UK
Enterprise Linux Forum, Washington, D.C.
- Toronto, Canada
- Linux World - Frankfurt, Germany
- Linux World - Hong-Kong
4; Connectiva, TurboLinux and Sair LCA Certification Upgrade Program.
5; The Retake Policy - Reminder.
6; Affiliate Groups Forming
I have some very interesting, very exciting to share with all of you.
A massive international conference is taking place later this year in
Geneva. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) brings
together representatives from every country and thousands of
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to encourage the adoption
of consistent, sustainable IT policies that protect rights and encourage
commerce while encouraging high standards and ethics.
This conference is sponsored by the United Nations and the International
Telecommunications Union. Links to the multiple sites related to this
conference are available at http://www.wsis-ipr.org/wsis-links.html
LPI has recently received accreditation to this conference, one of a
very small number of approved groups which is explicitly working to
ensure greater support for free and open source software within the
We have already presented one statement to the conference:
WSIS participation offers a number of opportunities to LPI. It gives us
a chance to showcase our skills, our programs and our projects under
development, before a worldwide audience that may not be aware of us.
Attendees will include governments, groups advocating open source in the
developing world, and more than 2,000 NGOs of all kinds; many of these
groups may not yet be aware of LPI. They will know about us at the
Also, many of the organizations which LPI may be approaching for funding
of our ongoing development projects will be in Geneva. We will have the
opportunity to speak directly to potential sponsors and philanthropic
organizations on a global level, where they can see first hand our
efforts to bridge the worldwide technology gap while promoting quality
education, high standards, and ethics.
LPI is proposing to deliver a combination of workshops, displays and
exam labs. True to our community form, we intend to work together with
local Geneva user groups, with whom we are already in contact. It is our
goal to demonstrate LPI's role as primarily one of action rather than
If you are interested in participating in LPI's involvement, please
subscribe to the public LPI at WSIS mailing list. To do so, please go to
this URL: http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/wsis
2; LPI went to China and New York in September..
In September, LPI travelled to China and offered exam labs at
Dalian Univ. of Technology, Dalian
Shanghai University, Shanghai
Sichuan University - Chengdu
and Tianjin Univ. Tianjin
With some assistance from IBM-China, we were able to create awareness of
the LPI program in these locations.
LPI offered a total of 600 exams at these exam labs. The students really
appreciated our efforts to provide exams to them in this way.
These Universities and many others are offering more and more Linux
classes, and we hope to return one day to help create more awareness.
LPI would like to thank the Professors at these Universities for their
support and encouragement in this venture.
I would also like to make special mention of my guide and assistant in
China, YuJia Chen of IBM-China. She helped with all the arrangements,
helped me find my lost luggage, and translated everything for me.
Some of the LPI staff attended TechX New York this month. The show was
well attended and Evan Leibovitch, LPI's president, made a presentation
on Open Source Licencing Models.
Attendees were able to take some Linux training and were encouraged to
participate in the New York and New Jersey LUGs in the area;
Here you will find a listing of all the Linux User Groups around the
3; LPI will attend the following shows and conferences in the next
month or two;
In the month of October LPI will once again attend the Olympia Linux
Expo and will offer an exam lab for those interested; 11 AM and 2 PM on
October 8th and 9th . Cost will be 10 UK pounds.
We will offer both exam 101 and 201.
Please ensure you come with your LPI registration number which you can
Charles Galpin, one of LPI's staff members will attend the Enterprise
Linux Forum in Washington D.C. On October 22nd .
We will also attend the IT conference in Toronto, Canada - and offer
certification exams - again we would ask you to register on the LPI
website and come with a registration number to the exam lab which
will be held at 10 am and 2pm on each day of the show.
Cost per exam will be $50 Cdn.
LPI will also attend the Linux World show in Frankfurt in October and in
HongKong in November 2003;
4; New Upgrade Program.
We are pleased to offer to any graduates of these programs the
opportunity to become LPIC-1 by taking only 1 of the Level 1 exams.
Any candidates who have completed the Conectiva or Turbolinux or Sair
LCA certifications may take 1 of the LPI Level 1 exams to complete the
Please send us proof of your prior certification, and pass one LPI
Level 1 exam at the Vue or Prometic test site of your choice and you
will receive your Level 1 certificate.
If you have any further questions on this program, please let me know;
wilma at lpi.org <mailto:wilma at lpi.org>
5; Retake Policy Reminder
This is a reminder for all LPI candidates that our retake policy can be
found on the LPI website.
It states that if you take the LPI exam and fail, you must wait 1 week
before you can take it again.
If you fail a second, third, fourth (etc) time you must wait for 3
months before you can take the exam again.
If you pass the LPI exam, you can not retake it until the exam has been
updated and re-released.
Candidates who do not adhere to the policy will have their certification
6; Affiliate Groups.
We are pleased to let you know that our official affiliate groups are
LPI-Japan - http://lpi.or.jp/
LPI-Brazil - http://list.lpi.org/mailman/listinfo/lpi-brasil
(for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.)
We are still building affiliate programs in Australia, China, Canada,
India and the UK.
Various other locations are also interested.
Anyone interested in participating should join the mailing list set up
for the affiliate they are interested in or contact stacy at lpi.org
To keep you up-to-date on LPI statistics this is the number of exams
taken up to the end of August 2003.
Total Exams Taken = 31,577
Thank-you to all LPI supporters for their constant assistance and
Without our volunteers supporters and friends LPI would not exist.
wilma at lpi.org
905 874 4822
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