“Linux users’ and developers’ lives have just gotten a little easier. The Free Standards Group released two tools on Thursday intended to ensure that all Linux applications can run on any Linux Standard Base-compliant version of the open source operating system: LSB 1.1 and Li18nux 1.0. Some commercial application developers, including Microsoft, have slammed open source development, saying that it lacks the necessary controls to define the common programming standards that need to be used across different projects to ensure compatibility.” Read the rest of the story at Wired.
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Submitted by John J. Karcher 2002-02-02 Linux 3 Comments
This is good. Standards are really needed.
The debians will probably find it hard to agree with RPM as the standard package format though.
Also important is the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (LSB #includes this)