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Computerwire: Linux Backers' Common Specification Faces Challenge

Jul 02, 2001, 13:54 (22 Talkback[s])

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According to this report, Red Hat Linux will not be supporting the Linux Standard Base specification 1.0, and would consider doing so in six months' time.

"However, at least one leading Linux distribution - Red Hat - does not conform to LSB 1.0. Furthermore, it is unclear whether Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Red Hat Inc will - or should - conform to LSB as its Linux distribution effectively becomes a de-facto standard through its growing customer base."

"Red Hat software engineer Matt Wilson, who worked on LSB 1.0, said that it was common Red Hat practice not to support draft standards because they could change. He added he thought LSB would take at least six months to achieve industry acceptance, and that interest would probably come from large ISVs like Oracle Corp and IBM, who contributed to LSB 1.0 and have vested interests in Linux."

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