"Worries that the Linux operating system could fragment in the
same way as Unix are unfounded, as there are no commercial
incentives for companies to produce separate versions, according to
Robert Young, chairman of Linux distributor Red Hat Inc."
"Instead, maintaining a single version of the OS is important
for all the players in the industry as Linux moves towards
mainstream acceptance, Young said in his keynote address Thursday
at LinuxWorld 2000 here [in Singapore]."
"The LSB (Linux standard base) standardization is an important
move for the OS, but the history of Linux shows that even if LSB
proves unworkable it would not be the disaster that some people
believe, Young said."
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