Linux Professional Institute to Participate in UN Symposium on Free and Open Source Software

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) will participate in a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Symposium on Free and Open Source Software on August 29, 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. LPI's Director of Operations, Glenn McKnight, will speak about 'Free and Open Source Software and Human Capacity Building'. The symposium is organized in collaboration with Intel Corporation and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). LPI has long recognized the importance of facilitating policy dialogue to promote the adoption of Open Source software. The organization's focus has always been on professional skills development of human resources within the IT sector and open and professional standards. LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide in multiple languages, with over 120,000+ LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams and 35,000+ certifications globally since its inception.