LinuxPlanet: First Look: UnitedLinux Open Beta is Here
Sep 27, 2002, 22:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"In short, it's what the UnitedLinux companies--Conectiva, SCO,
SuSE, and Turbolinux promised it would be: A Linux that's optimized
for server work.
"As such, it incorporates the usual GPL code, plus all the Free
Standards Groups efforts to keep Linux distributions from forking
such as the Li18nux internationalization specifications and the
Linux Standard Base (LSB). Some self-declared Linux experts seem to
think that UnitedLinux was out to put the LSB out of business or
take it over.
"Neither was true. After all, SCO (as Caldera) was one of the
LSB's first sponsors and SuSE and Turbolinux have also been big
supporters. These vendors have always had a big say, along with Red
Hat, Mandrake, et. al., in what went in the LSB and what