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Proffitt Joins Linux Foundation as LDN Community Manager

Jul 11, 2008, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"OStatic: What is the Linux Foundation trying to achieve with LDN?

"Brian Proffitt: The idea of LDN is to provide a living, breathing front to the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The LSB is something the entire community needs... a set of standardized specs that will give private and commercial developers a target to which to write their apps. But it's one thing to say, 'hey, here's this really cool LSB, code to this' and actually getting people to understand why they should use the LSB and then understand how to use the LSB. That's where the LDN comes in.

"And that's not just 'howto' from the 20,000-foot level. The LDN will provide detailed tutorials and guidelines for developers (new and veteran) to start coding their applications, appliances, drivers. That's just the start, too. As Linux grows into areas like cloud computing, embedded, the site will grow to accommodate those areas..."

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