LinuxPR: Linux Standard for Software Development Moves Closer to Reality

Linux Standard Base and Linux Internationalization
Initiative Incorporate, Gain Support from All Segments of

“The Linux Standard Base (LSB) and Linux Internationalization
Initiative (LI18NUX) announced today that they have incorporated
under the name Free Standards Group. The newly formed Free
Standards Group was organized to accelerate the use and acceptance
of open source technologies through the application, development
and promotion of interoperability standards for open source

“The Free Standards Group has received endorsements from a
growing number of industry corporations as well as from public
interest groups such as the Debian Project. These milestones move
the group significantly closer to its goal of creating a single
Linux standard.”

“The Free Standards Group will draw upon its LSB and LI18NUX
roots to ensure that the Linux operating system does not fall
victim to fragmentation, breaking into multiple versions, each of
which is supported by only selected applications. To prevent that,
the Free Standards Group’s members are promoting a specification,
which, when implemented, will mean that any LSB-compliant
application will run successfully on any LSB-compliant Linux
distributions. While sensitive to the idea that Linux development
should not be stifled, the group is working to define a common
subset of Linux that will work for everyone, regardless of


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