|I do think it's innoying that the certification status disappears from your public profile.|
Linked-In doesn't remove your certifications if they are older than 5 years. They are part of your resume.
I mean I have a swimming certification; that doesn't expire.
I have a driving license... that doesn't expire.
I have a Engineers degree... that doesn't expire.
Those are things that seriously matter.
For a partnership I think it's important for partners to "prove" their quality to be able to deliver quality level people to maintain their partner status.
But through the community it would be good to be able to know ones past certifications.
Just to estimate the level in the forums or to estimate someones experience when hiring.
Most of all I think a past certification is property of the developer; not of Outsystems.