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Free Standards Group Moves Ahead with LSB 1.3 Specifications

May 21, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to George Kraft for this information. ]

Yesterday the Free Standards Group's board of directors approved the Linux Standard Base v1.3 architecture specifications for S390, S390X, and PPC64 and issued a call for the public review the specifications for the AMD64 architecture.

The Linux Standard Base (LSB) is comprised on one common specification, and seven individual specs that each focus on specialized platforms, such as Intel 32- and 64-bit and PowerPC 32- and 64-bit architectures.

With yesterday's announcement, all of the LSB specs are now up to the 1.3 version level, save the AMD64 specification document, which is still at draft version 0.9. The Free Standards Group (FSG) is asking for a public review of this document until June 20, 2003.

Once the review period is over and the comments incorporated into the document, the LSB's AMD64 specifiation will be added to the architecture-specific set.

The LSB plans to have certification programs ready for S390 & S390X in 3Q03, and PPC64 by the fourth quarter of 2003. This will add to the FSG's IA32, IA64, and PPC32 LSB certification programs.

The AMD64 draft specification is available for online review. The entire set of LSB specifications is also available online.

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