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Network World: New Linux Standard Base promises 'one app fits all'

Jul 09, 2001, 12:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deni Connor)

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This is a forward-looking piece on how the Linux Standard Base specification will be most valuable: in reassuring corporate IT directors that Linux isn't a fragmented field and that with the LSB in place it's easier to commit to the Linux platform.

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"'This standard might be comforting to organizations that need an insurance policy,' says Michael Jinks, a member of the technical staff at financial software vendor Saecos in Chicago. 'For example, 'Bigcorp Inc.' might feel that it has some leverage against Red Hat if Red Hat ever decided to attempt vendor lock-in with their distribution and thus be more comfortable with a Red Hat deployment.' Companies used to dealing with closed source software vendors might be reassured by LSB, he says."

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