"The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) wants to find out
what's needed to make desktop Linux successful, so it launched an
initiative on Monday to find out how to make that happen.
"Originally drafted by OSDL members, the goal of the document,
said Bill Weinberg, OSDL open source architecture specialist, is to
attract the attention and feedback of independent software vendors
(ISV), PC suppliers, end users and anyone else thinking about
deploying or using Linux on the desktop.
"'There's active debate around the desktop about whether choice
is the best thing or unity is the best thing,' he said. 'Are
multiple desktops good or bad for Linux and for open source? And
there are diverging opinions there and it's all part of the healthy
debate that's going on...'"