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LinuxWorld: Linux Standard Base: Enough Support?

Sep 08, 2004, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Claybrook)


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"Ask some end users what Linux Standard Base (LSB) is and most likely they either won't know anything about it, or know a little bit but not enough to qualify as understanding what all the buzz around LSB is about. Ask three ISVs and only one will likely understand the implications of LSB for their business. And only a very, very few will say that they have started the process of making some of their applications LSB-compliant.

"Are these statistics bad? Yes, they are for ISVs. Although users will benefit from LSB, they are not the direct focus of the Free Standards Group (FSG), an independent, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the use of LSB and the development of open standards..."

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