"...Another welcome addition has been the participation of The
Open Group (TOG). Known as X/Open during the Unix Wars, TOG became
the custodian of the Unix trademark and is responsible for testing
whether an operating system meets the criteria that allow it to be
called Unix. In an effort driven by TOG employee Andrew Josey, the
group now has provided the LSB with valuable test suites and other
"The Open Group's involvement is also good news for those who
are interested in bridging the gaps between Linux and Unix
standards. While Linux likely will never conform to The Open
Group's Unix specifications, cooperation at this level benefits
those moving between the Unix and Linux worlds."
"So where exactly is the complete LSB specification at this
time? Right now it's at version 0.7.4 and moving ahead rapidly.
"You will see a successful LSB 1.0 in 2001 or I'll publicly eat my
tennis shoe," Scott McNeil, LSB spokesman, told me."