Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2005 11:44 UTC
Linux Adobe, IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Novell, RealNetworks and Red Hat are all backing the new Linux standards effort led by the Free Standards Group. The nonprofit organisation plans to marshal their resources to form standards for key components of Linux desktop software, including libraries, application runtime and install time. The group said Monday that it will encourage software developers to use its guidelines when building programs for Linux as part of its Linux Standard Base project.
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RE: Well its...
by Colonel Panic on Tue 18th Oct 2005 13:26 UTC in reply to "Well its..."
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2005-07-28

Maybe this is a good thing, maybe not. If you look closer at the companies that are leading this they are Gnome-centric. Lets hope they don't shut out KDE at the same time they are drawing up their standards.

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RE[2]: Well its...
by on Tue 18th Oct 2005 14:14 in reply to "RE: Well its..."
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With Trolltech being one of the members of the FSG, I don't think that will happen anytime soon ;)

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by segedunum on Tue 18th Oct 2005 14:37 in reply to "RE: Well its..."
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2005-07-06

If you look closer at the companies that are leading this they are Gnome-centric.

Well Novell isn't Gnome-centric because if you look at openSUSE and their selling products they've actively gone the other way.

I'd hardly call those companies Gnome-centric either. They've employed a bunch of people getting lots of free lunches in the open source community who happen to push Gnome and GTK, but it's not as if their companies use it. The companies listed on there are some of the biggest Windows developers around - hypocrites!

Lets hope they don't shut out KDE at the same time they are drawing up their standards.

I doubt it. People have been saying that non-stop for about six years, but when all is said and done, people want technology and a desktop that works. What's the point of drawing up standards for a desktop absolutely no one will use when put up against what they have now - Windows, perhaps Mac? After all, that's what happened to Unix and stuff like CDE in the 80s and 90s.

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