[Linux-aus] Ubuntu Certification (was: lca2005 CD)

Jonathon Coombes jon at cybersite.com.au
Wed Apr 5 12:48:03 UTC 2006

On 05/04/2006, at 12:21 PM, Jonathan Oxer wrote:

> On 4/5/06, Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au> wrote:
>> Now forgive me if I'm wrong, and please be nice enough to flame me  
>> off list if
>> I am, but I was under the impression the LPI's were meant to be  
>> Vendor Neutral.
>> By introducing a vendor specific exam into the LPI stream, isn't  
>> this just moving
>> the LPI's away from their Benefit ie - A means of measuring the  
>> certified
>> person's knowledge of the core linux kernel and subsystem. ?
> There's a difference between being vendor-neutral and providing
> vendor-specific material though. My understanding is that LPI are
> vendor-neutral in that they are not funded by vendors and therefore
> have no bias, but still offer certification that is specific to
> various platforms. I don't see that as reducing their "neutrality" as
> such.

So they are doing this for free, or is Canonical paying for it? If  
they are paying for it, then that does away with the idea of being  
vendor-neutral as they are "sponsored" by Canonical? (Again, I am not  
bagging this, just giving a different look at it :)


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