Ubuntu Engineer certification

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 12:19:30 UTC 2005

On 7/11/05, Thomas Hood <jdthood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 09:49:55 +0200, Adi Attar wrote:
> > Some of us at Ubuntu are currently working on an engineer certification
> > programme, a system administration type certification, based on the LPI
> > certification.
> Please note that the designation 'engineer' is legally protected in some
> jurisdictions.  In Canada, for example, no one can call him/herself an
> engineer who is not a member of a professional organization.  To become
> a member of one of the recognized professional organizations the
> candidate must have a university degree and other qualifications.
> Microsoft has lost a series of cases on this issue, most recently in
> Quebec Superior Court.
>    http://www.oiq.qc.ca/whatsnew/afficher-communiques.html?441
> The professional organizations say that they intend to protect the title
> 'engineer' to the full extent of the law.
> In any case, system administrators are not engineers in the usual sense
> of the term.  They are operators or technicians.  Of course, these days
> everyone wants to have a job with a cool job title and since science
> and engineering have good reputations, everyone wants to be a Foo
> Scientist or a Baz Engineer.
> Please try to be less stupid than Microsoft and Novell on this issue.
> If you want to certify someone's abilities as a technician then give
> them a Ubuntu Technician certificate.  The words 'Professional',
> 'Craftsman', 'Magician', etc. are all freely available too.
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I like the point you are making. Remember also the term 'sound engineer'?

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