About Us

Celebrating 25 Years of Open Source Advocacy, Education, and Development

Bluepoint is a non-profit Open Source education and development center. It is the first organization in the Philippines to focus on Linux and Open Source training.


Bluepoint seeks to be the primary institution focused on Linux and Open Source education based in the Philippines and recognized worldwide.

We started providing vendor-independent Linux training in 1999 with our Total Linux® course, which gradually revolved around the Red Hat Linux distribution - Red Hat being the global leader in developing, deploying and managing Linux and Open Source solutions.

In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's Linux training and acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) programs throughout the Philippines as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC). At the time, RHCE was named one of IT industry's "10 Hottest Certifications" and ranked as the highest quality training and certification in IT.


We exist to enhance the IT skills of Filipinos by providing globally competitive Open Source education.

We do this by advocating, educating people in, and developing Open Source software through trainings, seminars, fund-raising events, research, and development.

We believe that Open Source provides the greatest degree of freedom in terms of operation as well as development. It is more cost effective and reliable than any proprietary software in the long term. We are committed to excellent service, innovation, diversity, creativity, honesty, and integrity. Our accountability is to God.

About Linux

Linux is a free and Open Source operating system that started as a small project by Linus Torvalds in 1991. Today it runs everything from embedded systems to nuclear submarines. Linux also powers Wall Street and the London Stock Exchange, the CERN supercollider, NASA's supercomputers, and the Ingenuity Mars helicopter.

The latest Linux kernel version is 6.7.8. Mainline, stable, and longterm releases are for end users. Release candidate or rc kernels are for developers.

2024-02-25 | 6.8-rc6 mainline
2024-03-02 | 6.7.8 stable
2024-03-02 | 6.6.20 longterm
2024-03-01 | 6.1.80 longterm
2024-03-01 | 5.15.150 longterm
2024-03-01 | 5.10.211 longterm
2024-03-01 | 5.4.270 longterm
2024-03-01 | 4.19.308 longterm

Android, which holds 71.59% of the mobile operating system market share worldwide as of April 2022, uses the Linux kernel.

Linux runs 100% of the top 500 supercomputers in the world as of June 2022.

The idea of the Linux brand character being a penguin came from Linus Torvalds. Larry Ewing created it in 1996 after a suggestion from Alan Cox. James Hughes called it Tux.


About FOSS

Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS)
Free Software Foundation (1985)
Eric Steven Raymond (ESR)
Open Source Initiative (1998)

Free Software allows users to run it for any purpose and to redistribute copies. Users can study how the program works, make changes, and distribute copies of the new version.

Open Source software is available in source code form for free. Users can view the code and change it to meet their specific needs. It can also be rewritten and distributed as a new program.

Free Software and Open Source have roughly the same aims but differ in philosophy and values. For the former, non-free software is a social problem and free software is the solution. For the latter, proprietary software is a suboptimal solution. Both are fighting the same battle on different fronts.

FOSS is designed to be honest and transparent. Easy access to the source code means that there is nothing intentionally hidden, although a certain degree of technical literacy may be required to read and understand the code.

According to the Linux Foundation, if you use software today, at least 80% of it is FOSS.

Contact Us

Hallowed Ground.

Bluepoint Foundation
Senator Jovito R. Salonga Building
Bantayog ng mga Bayani
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

Bantayog ng mga Bayani in the Filipino language means Monument to the Heroes. It is a 1.5 hectare landscaped memorial center honoring individuals who lived and died in defiance of the repressive regime that ruled over the Philippines from 1972 to 1986. Please email us in advance if you wish to visit.

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Our Partners

Bluepoint has forged strategic relationships with highly-respected organizations in the Philippines and around the world to extend its reach and help realize the foundation's mission and vision.

PHL | Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 11:00 PM
DND is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for guarding against external and internal threats to peace and security in the country. It exercises executive supervision over the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Office of Civil Defense, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, the National Defense College of the Philippines, and the Government Arsenal. It is also responsible for disaster preparation and management in the country.

USA | Tuesday, November 27, 2001, 7:30 PM
Red Hat provides an award winning version of the Linux operating system and offers a full line of services, including on-site consulting, developer training, certification programs and priority access updates for mission-critical Linux environments worldwide. In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC) in the Philippines.

PHL | Friday, November 9, 2001, 3:30 PM
FIT-ED was established to increase IT awareness in the Philippines and to contribute to the effort to enable Philippine society for the Information Age. It provides a forum for discussions of issues, expectations and realizable goals relevant to this effort. FIT-ED reviews current thinking and sponsors original research on issues relevant to the attainment of an IT-enabled Philippines.

PHL | Friday, October 19, 2001, 6:00 PM
NEDA is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch and coordinates the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national development.

PHL | Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 5:30 PM
DAP supports national initiatives by pursuing innovations in governance, organization development, and productivity; building lasting capacities in its key stakeholders; fostering partnerships among government, private sector and civil society; reaching out through consultancy, training, education, research and publications; and initiating the exchange of ideas and expertise on development in Asia and the Pacific.

PHL | Friday, April 14, 2000, 10:00 AM
NCC is the lead agency in promoting the strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the government for the delivery of public services through innovative solutions. It supports to the administration’s ICT thrust by forging strategic alliances with the private sector, coordinating ICT activities, developing human capital, promoting ICT utilization in all sectors of the society, and advocating Philippine ICT services worldwide.

FRA | Thursday, October 21, 1999, 5:30 PM
MandrakeSoft is a project initiator and skills organizer in the Open Source arena. It helps users benefit from the community's innovations by offering a powerful, stable and recognized operating system together with a full range of solutions for client computers and for servers. Linux-Mandrake is a distribution that is easy to install and use, fast and reliable. In 1999, Bluepoint became the official distributor of Linux-Mandrake in the Philippines.