"To say that the Linux Standard Base has a lot of confusion
surrounding it could be a bit of an understatement. But that is the
challenge Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Free Standards
Group, has facing him these days.
"Take, for instance, the recent announcement during the OSDL
Enterprise Linux Summit that the FSG would be dividing the standard
into modular elements, specifically to try to meet the
multi-platform environments that Linux serves. This move to a
modular set of standards was part of an evolutionary process, but
unfortunately analysts and media members heard 'split' and 'divide'
and drew some more negative conclusions about the fate of the