[lpi-discuss] Linux Professional Institute Announces New Affiliate for Greater China Region

Scott Lamberton scottl at lpi.org
Mon Mar 6 11:30:48 EST 2006

Linux Professional Institute Announces New Affiliate for Greater China

(Beijing, China - March 6, 2006): The Linux Professional Institute
(LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certification
organization announced that it was making an additional investment in
the Chinese market and surrounding region through the development of a
"Master" affiliate for the region. This new organization will work
closely with Chinese Linux professionals, the Open Source community and
local software/hardware vendors and developers to increase the
professional use of Linux and Open Source software through LPI's
internationally-recognized certification programs.

"Our growth in China and the surrounding region has been significant
over the last year. This new umbrella organization will involve past
and future sub-affiliates and will ensure our greater presence in this
market. We invite all those interested in the further development of
Linux professionalism and the increased adoption of Open Source in the
region to participate in this new initiative, " said Jim Lacey,
President and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute.  Mr. Lacey went
on to explain that this new organization is actively seeking
sub-affiliates and qualified partners who represent a particular
geographic region, industry sector, government department, academic
institutions or large training groups. The new organization can be
reached through its website at: http://www.lpichina.org.

Professor Meng Yuan, Deputy Director of China Open Source Software
Promotion Union welcomed this initiative by LPI: “China has tremendous
capacity to grow Linux and Open Source software.  Chinese enterprises
are in great need of significant numbers of high quality Linux
professionals especially those who have earned a global industry
standard certification like the program offered by LPI.”

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized,
vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting the
professional use of Linux, Open Source and Free Software, through the
certification of Linux professionals. Established as a non-profit
organization in 1999, LPI is community based and supported. LPI’s
certification program is delivered worldwide in seven languages at over
7,000 testing locations and is supported by an affiliate network
spanning five continents.

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About Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) develops professional
certification for the Linux operating system, independent of software
vendors or training providers. Established as an international
non-profit organization in 1999 by the Linux community, LPI develops
accessible, internationally-recognized certification programs which have
earned the respect of vendors, employers and administrators. LPI's
activities involve hundreds of volunteers and professionals throughout
the world in many different capacities, and the group encourages active
public involvement through mailing lists and its website at www.lpi.org.
LPI's multi-level program of exams is administered globally through
Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers. LPI's major financial
sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine,
Maxspeed, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors,
Hewlett-Packard and IDG.

Media contact:

Candy Yang
Marketing Communications
Email:candy at lpi-china.org

Scott Lamberton
Director of Communications
Linux Professional Institute
Email: scottl_at_lpi.org
Web: http://www.lpi.org
Telephone: +1-416-666-1574

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