[openlp-dev] OpenLP Certification

googol googol at posteo.de
Tue Jul 11 16:03:00 EDT 2017

Sounds great. We could ask him if he wants to contribute to our
documentation as well. Would be a win-win for all of us :)


Am 11.07.2017 um 21:08 schrieb Raoul Snyman:
> Hey everyone,
> Recently I came across the website of someone named Johnny Fowler who
> advertises OpenLP support as pretty much his main line of business (with
> other church-related stuff too). It got me thinking, what with me doing
> the majority of support, of a way to direct people to other support
> options. Less support for me to do, yay! I've even had a few people
> e-mail in and say, "call me!" - and I'm not going to waste my money
> giving them free support over the phone. Sorry, not sorry :-P
> Many technology companies offer certification for people who want to
> provide support that is officially recognised by the company, and I
> thought that we could do something similar for OpenLP. This way we could
> offer our users more support options from companies who have been given
> the OpenLP stamp of approval.
> In terms of the actual certification, someone who wants to become
> certified would have to write a certification exam (for free). If they
> pass, they get a PDF certificate (Daniel, I'll need your help with this)
> and a button/badge to display on their site (Daniel). Certifications
> would only be valid for 3 years, after which the exam would need to be
> re-taken to renew the certification.
> I've set up LimeSurvey (open source online survey software) on
> https://certification.openlp.org/ and I have been working on a
> certification exam based on support issues I see on a fairly regular
> basis. This way there would be minimal impact on us, we could just
> "mark" the exams and then e-mail the applicant their certificate.
> Let me know what you think.

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