"Installing a new application on Linux can be challenging, even
for experts. Now, the LSB (Linux Standard Base) project and its
parent organization, the FSG (Free Standards Group), have a plan
for how to make it easier for both users and developers.
"Last month, key people in the Linux software packaging world
and ISVs (independent software vendors) got together in Berlin,
Germany to discuss the future of Linux application packaging. The
group decided to create a bridge between the various software
package installment programs that the Linux distributions support
and what the ISVs need to support Linux..."