Drepper: Do You Still Think the LSB Has Some Value?

“There are still people out there who think that the LSB has any
value. This just means they buy into the advertisement of the
people who have monetary benefits from the existence of the
specification, they don’t do any research, and they generally don’t
understand ABI issues.

“Just look at the recent LSBv3 certification process. Our
management got pressured by certain parties into declaring that
once again we go through the process. The v3 spec was extended
significantly, some new tests were added. And of course, the tests
are run against the current code base and using the machines people
nowadays use. What is the result of all this: many many reported


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