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ZDNet: Linux hamstrung by lack of standards?

Apr 20, 1999, 17:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)

"Linux bigwigs predicted Tuesday that the alternative operating system would hit the desktop and embedded systems markets soon, but lamented that a lack of standards was keeping some applications developers from adopting the platform."

"[Ransom] Love [Caldera CEO] said he's talked to software developers who are reluctant to jump to Linux because they fear it will fragment. 'We've got to do more than rely on open source for standards,' he said. 'We've got to actively promote them.' "

"Jeff Carr, the founder of Linux PPC, called the Linux standards base -- a move to provide common standards for Linux distributions -- 'a crucial and critical movement.' "

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