Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:19 UTC
NetBSD "The IEEE and The Open Group have granted permission to the NetBSD Foundation to incorporate more than 1400 interfaces from the joint IEEE 1003.1 POSIX standard and The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6 into its NetBSD operating system. This step benefits developers in the NetBSD Project and software engineers using NetBSD as their target platform. NetBSD developers can now use standard documentation to express that a NetBSD operating system conforms to the POSIX standard. The step also gives engineers who write software to run on NetBSD a better understanding of how to create portable programs using IEEE 1003.1."
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RE: "standard"?
by tchristney on Mon 20th Feb 2006 22:42 UTC in reply to ""standard"?"
tchristney
Member since:
2005-09-21

You don't have to get permission to implement a standard. But how will a customer know that you have implemented the standard, and done so correctly? Should they take your word for it? This allows NetBSD to not only implement the standard but to make the verifiable claim of POSIX conformance, with the verification coming from the POSIX authorities themselves.

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RE[2]: "standard"?
by corentin on Tue 21st Feb 2006 06:14 in reply to "RE: "standard"?"
corentin Member since:
2005-08-08

> but to make the verifiable claim of POSIX conformance, with the verification coming from the POSIX authorities themselves.

The POSIX guys did not certified NetBSD as being POSIX compliant; they just gave the NetBSD foundation the right to include the documentation in their product.

The press release is quite unclear.

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RE[3]: "standard"?
by Chreo on Tue 21st Feb 2006 09:46 in reply to "RE[2]: "standard"?"
Chreo Member since:
2005-07-06

Yup quite unclear. While NetBSD is very nice on it's own merit I have to say that their newfound spin-hype-spin machine is making me irk back a bit.

NetBSD is excellent enough not to need this (smells more like something coming from the corporate world)

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