"The Defense Information Systems Agency is backing a Linux
industry standard designed to avoid the interoperability problems
that once dogged the proprietary Unix community.
"DISA today will begin recommending that Defense Department
organizations buy and build applications that comply with the Linux
Standard Base (LSB), said Rob Walker, DISA's program manager for
the Common Operating Environment.
"The Free Standards Group of Oakland, Calif., developed LSB to
promote out-of-the-box binary-code interoperability among Linux
distributions, said Scott McNeil, the group's executive