"Aiming to propel Linux to the status of an official
international standard, the Free Standards Group (FSG) Thursday is
set to announce it has folded support for C++ and Fortran into its
Linux code base.
"That combination of operating system and language technology,
dubbed the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0, is expected to garner
International Standards Organization (ISO) approval around
mid-2005, according to the FSG.
"'We're submitting LSB 2.0 for public review (to the open-source
community) and when that comes back, we'll submit it for ISO
certification so it will be an international standard,' Scott
McNeil, executive director of the FSG, told