Open Source Development Labs, one of the main groups promoting the business use of open-source software, released its standards for using Linux in enterprise applications. Read the article at C|Net.
OSDL Releases Linux Enterprise Guidelines
Submitted by Joseph Childrose 2004-02-05 Linux 3 Comments
I thought linux was made to be UNIX-compatible. If I’m not mistaken isn’t releasing guidelines apart of unix guidelines actually defeat the purpose of why linux was created in the first place? Mr. Torvalds? EH, unix will change to be compatible with linux.. So, they will most likely remain compatible.. However, I still oppose this only if It goes against unix guidelines
but what good will it do if no one adapts it, I suppose Red Hat would since they are part of OSDL, but the guidelines probably already are part of their distro. There are all these documents and guidelines that are made but they won’t do a thing unless distributions acutally adopt them.
package management section mentions rpms, portage, yast, and yum, but wait no apt? kidding kidding.
<quote> (reformatted for readability):
We believe the most likely barrier is the fact that currently ISVs cannot port to Linux once, that is, there is no uniformity among distributions that provides the following: standard APIs, standard install procedures, standard layout, standard startup, standard administration GUI hooks. This investigation would determine any other issues, while confirming port uniformity is a concern, what movements toward solutions to those issue just need compromise for completion, where are there workable standards that can be adopted or modified, and which standards body owns which part of these problems and needs to be involved.
M.3PI Common interface for third party integration to install tools, and P.PORT Application Porting Quality
Now do I say, hmm pipe dream, or do I say, wow, that’s a massive undertaking odsl. Good luck to ya!
Well I’ll go for the second, but in my heart of hea…. no don’t say it. At least let them try.