Red Hat skills on offer at Software Freedom Day

By   |  August 27, 2004

Obsidian Systems will be giving away a full Red Hat Linux training course to one of the many thousands of visitors expected at the Gauteng Software Freedom Day celebrations and install-fest on August 28. The install-fest is being organised by the Gauteng Linux User Group (GLUG) and includes a product expo, demo\’s of the latest software, and talks by industry leaders.

“Software Freedom Day is an important day for the Linux and open source community and we wanted to show our support,” says Nols de Wet, marketing director at Obsidian Systems. “There are many ways to promote Linux and open source and helping to develop local skills is one of the best ways for us to give back to and grow the local community.”

De Wet says the company plans to give away a full Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), course on the day. The course includes all four modules covering Linux essentials, system administration, networking and security, and the certification exam. The course is worth around R30000.

The competition will be help at the install-fest at The Campus in Bryanston on the 28th August and will be open to all visitors to the event. The winner will be able to attend the course at the Obsidian training centre in Johannesburg.

Ross Addis, chairman of GLUG comments: “It is always good when a corporate Linux company recognises both the commercial and the community aspects of Linux. Obsidian has always recognised the value of the community and their involvement in the install-fest will go a long way towards making the day a huge success.”

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