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NewsForge: ISVs Turn to LSB to Foil Linux Forking

Dec 21, 2004, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"What may be more important than the biggest companies supporting and complying with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0--all of the major Linux distribution vendors including Red Hat, HP, Novell, IBM, Mandrakesoft, Turbolinux, as well as hardware companies Dell and Intel--is the many smaller but still significant companies that are needed to develop applications for the standard Linux operating system for distributors.

"The good news is that getting those ISVs to offer their ideas and do their part to make LSB relevant and useful is not too hard, according to Free Standards Group executive director Jim Zemlin, whose nonprofit group is behind the LSB..."

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NewsForge: Linux Standard Base 2.0 Promises a Common Runtime Standard [A good comprehensive article on the background of the LSB, also posted today. -BKP]

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