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Linux Professional Institute Announces Open Source Translation System

[December 10, 2003]

Linux Professional Institute Announces Open Source Translation System

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier not-for-profit, professional certification program for the Linux community worldwide, has announced a new Open Source translation system at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Named, t7e, the project is the result of the work commissioned by LPI to facilitate the multilingual operation of LPI’s Web site. It allows the same site to be maintained in a large number of languages, alerting translators to changes in the original site and ensuring material in all languages is accurate and current.

To be demonstrated at the LPI Booth #502 in the ICT-4D Platform, the t7e project is written in Perl and Mason. All original code is copyrighted by LPI and is to be placed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and the Artistic License.

“The t7e source code is being made available publicly and will be maintained as a community Open Source project,” says LPI president Evan Leibovitch. “This project is just another example of our professionalism and ‘can do’ attitude to increase literacy worldwide. Our entire goal at WSIS is to provide an on-site general purpose Open Source and Linux resource center to address the information needs.”

Also demonstrated at LPI Booth # 502; ICT-4D Platform will be:

* Xamnet: An alternative global network to provide the secure and reliable delivery of high-quality skills evaluation. This network is adaptable to academic, development and NGO uses.

* Open Source Applications Certification (OSAC): A skills certification program currently under development by LPI based on desktop and productivity applications that are built on Free and Open Source Software.

* LPIC: The globally-recognized skills certification program of LPI. More than 35,000 LPIC exams have been delivered since the program was created three years ago. New initiatives are being designed to increase accessibility of the LPIC program within developing countries

LPI, an accredited organization to WSIS, is also participating at an official parallel event to the summit: ICT-4D. The ICT-4D Platform is organized by the Swiss Agency for Development (SDC) and the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP).

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is an internationally recognized, vendor-independent organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source and free software.

Established as a non-profit organization in 1999, it is recognized as the premier professional certification program for the Linux community. LPI's certification program is delivered worldwide, in multiple languages with the support of employers, vendors and trainers. It has delivered more than 35,000 Level One and Level Two certification exams globally since the program’s inception.

LPI supports affiliate networks on all five continents worldwide including Brazil, Bulgaria, the Caribbean, Middle-East, United States, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia and China, with an additional affiliate now being developed in Nigeria.

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