"The Free Standards Group is pleased to announce the
1.0-beta release of the Linux Development Platform Specification
(LDPS). After a two week public review of LDPS 1.0-beta, we will
release LDPS 1.0. The LDPS is located at:
The LDPS is designed so that programs developed on a conforming
platform are expected to be portable to all generally available
Linux distributions as of July 22, 2000. We recommend that all
independent software developers create binary versions of their
applications using distributions conforming to the LDPS."
"A companion committee (the Linux Standard Base) under the Free
Standards Group is developing a complete standard for
cross-distribution development of applications that will supersede
this interim specification. If the superseding specification is not
available by December 31, 2000, the LDPS will be updated by that
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