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Government Computer News: DISA Recommends Compliance With Linux Standard

Aug 08, 2003, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Daukantas)

"The Defense Information Systems Agency is backing a Linux industry standard designed to avoid the interoperability problems that once dogged the proprietary Unix community.

"DISA today will begin recommending that Defense Department organizations buy and build applications that comply with the Linux Standard Base (LSB), said Rob Walker, DISA's program manager for the Common Operating Environment.

"The Free Standards Group of Oakland, Calif., developed LSB to promote out-of-the-box binary-code interoperability among Linux distributions, said Scott McNeil, the group's executive director..."

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