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InfoWorld: Linux won't fragment, Red Hat chairman says

Mar 23, 2000, 18:20 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"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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