" To help spur the creation of a lot more applications for
Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) and technical publishing firm
O'Reilly Media have launched the Linux Standard Base (LSB)
Developer Network (LDN), a developer's network loosely modeled
after the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).
"In an interview with LinuxPlanet, Ian Murdock, the FSB's CTO,
said. that the new LDN encompasses downloadable development tools
aimed mostly at helping developers comply with the latest edition
of FSG's LSB specification. The tools have been tested over recent
months by software development players such as MySQL, RealNetworks,
"But the new online community also includes a number of other
offerings aimed at making the standard--which defines interfaces,
rather than underlying architecture--'more relevant' to developers
of various persuasions, according to Murdock, who founder of the
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