APC Magazine: Linux Goes to Portland
Oct 21, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashton Mills)
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"Without getting too deep into the philosophical and
developmental debates, one of the greatest strengths of open
source--freedom of choice and open code for anyone to work and
develop on--is also one its weaknesses. In a world where everyone
can do their own thing, standardisation and consistency aren't
usually invited to the party. The LSB (Linux Standard Base) was one
key step in helping to solve this, and now Portland is another.
"Many years ago now, from two completely separate toolkits, the
popular Gnome and KDE desktops were born..."