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Linux Standards Base Nears Completion of Spec: LSB 0.9 in 30 Day Request for Comments Period

May 08, 2001, 17:54 (8 Talkback[s])

The Linux Standard Base is in the final stages of the LSB written specification for Linux. The workgroup has published the LSB v0.9 written specification and is undergoing a 30 day Request For Comments from the public until Wednesday June 6th, 2001. Afterwards, this draft will be submitted to the Free Standards Group for adoption.

http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/lsbreview.html

The LSB is built on pieces of existing standards that are widely used by the industry and supported by the development community. These include:

  • ELF & TIS 1.2
  • FHS 2.2
  • ISO C90 & C99
  • LFS 1.5
  • POSIX.1
  • POSIX.2
  • SUS (CURSES, XBD, XCU, XNS, XSH, XSH95)
  • X base interface standards

Work is primarily being done by the development community and the major Linux distributions including Caldera/SCO, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, and Trubolinux. Further contributions have come from IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Metro Link, VA Linux and others.

The goal of the LSB is to develop and promote a set of standards that will increase compatibility among Linux distributions and enable software applications to run on any compliant Linux system.

http://www.linuxbase.org/

The LSB is but one of several open source standards efforts run by the Free Standards Group, a nonprofit organization founded by community developers to accelerate the use and acceptance of open source technologies through the application, development and promotion of standards.

http://www.freestandards.org/

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