LinuxWorld: Linux Standard Base: Enough Support?
Sep 08, 2004, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Claybrook)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."