"The new LDPS standards will be adhered to by some of the
largest Linux distribution companies, including Caldera Systems
Inc., Corel Corp., Red Hat Inc., SuSE Linux AG, TurboLinux Inc. and
VA Linux Systems Inc., the group said...."
"The new specifications will mean that Linux developers will
be able to work with standardized tools, kernels and libraries that
will allow their work to function properly across other Linux
distributions, McNeil said."
"By using the LDPS, developers will be able to create and
distribute software more quickly across the spectrum of Linux
distributions, including Caldera OpenLinux 2.4, Conectiva Linux
5.1, Corel Linux OS Second Edition, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2,
Linux-Mandrake 7.0, Red Hat Linux 6.2, SuSE Linux 6.4 and
TurboLinux 6.0, according to the Free Standards Group."
"Dan Quinlan, president of the Free Standards Group, said in a
statement that "LDPS is but the first of many planned
specifications that are aimed to help both open-source developers
and companies port applications to Linux. Having a single
development reference to work from will greatly simplify the
process of building Linux-based applications."