Egypt joins LPI ranks
Linux certification body Linux Professional Institute has added another African country to its ranks with the inclusion of Egypt as an LPI affilliate. Egypt joins a growing number of African LPI affiliates including South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.The LPI also announced this week new affiliates in Pakistan and the United Arab emirates. Egypt joins LPI ranks.
“The network of LPI affiliates continues to grow and is indicative of the importance of professional standards for the further adoption and development of Linux and open source world wide. We were very successful last year in recruiting and enabling new partnerships through deliberate and focused regional discussions. We will continue this effort in 2008,” said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of the Linux Professional Institute.
Lacey said the LPI had doubled the number of its affiliates and training partners in 2007.
Dr. Elnaser Abdelwahab of LPI-Egypt said: “Egypt is currently on the brink of a new IT era in which more and more technical knowledge will have to be acquired, developed and exported. Egypt’s role as a major technical provider throughout the region requires an in-depth knowledge of open source technologies especially those relying on Linux. LPI’s vendor independence makes it a logical choice for anybody wanting to enhance Linux and Open Source use in the community.”
Representing LPI in Pakistan will be Fouad Riaz Bajwa, a well known and respected free software activist. Fouad is the co-founder of iFOSSF International Free and Open Source Software Foundation.
The LPI certifications are vendor neutral measures of Linux skills applied globally.