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ZDnet: Giving Linux a Home Base [The LSB is Worth the Wait]

Apr 06, 2001, 20:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"...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 resources."

"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."

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