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PRNewswire: SCO and Industry Leaders Establish Free Standards Group

May 10, 2000, 19:47 (2 Talkback[s])

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"The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) announced today it has become a charter member of the Free Standards Group, an assembly of industry-leading companies driving to establish the Linux Standard Base (LSB). SCO has been involved since late 1999 in an effort to standardize Linux."

"LSB is designed to help the Linux market reach a new level of maturity and give ISVs a single target port rather than multiple ports for multiple platforms. Currently, there are minor variations among Linux distributions that make it difficult for ISVs to support Linux. The ultimate goal of the LSB is to provide a single, standard reference that will allow vendors to reap the benefit of seeing greater ISV support for Linux. "

"The establishment of a single Linux standard will be incredible and will help the Tarantella Division as it enters the Linux marketplace with products like Tarantella Express," said Mike Orr, president of the Tarantella Division at SCO. "LSB would also help SCO's Server Software Division by increasing Linux compatibility with SCO operating platforms. Finally, the SCO Professional Services Division would benefit by offering consulting services for LSB compliant Linux distributions. In the grand scheme of things, ISVs will reap huge benefits from a single Linux standard, which will increase the total number of applications available for LSB compliant Linux platforms. Overall, this will strengthen the power of both UNIX and Linux on Intel and increase the value of all platforms to the end user."

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