The Free Standards Group announced this morning the availability of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0, an essential component for the long-term market success of Linux. By ensuring a common, agreed-upon standard from which Linux applications may be developed, the LSB supports Linux developer’s competition with Microsoft and its Windows operating system.
The Free Standards Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards. The Linux Standard Base, one of the organization’s projects, helps to prevent divergence in Linux development and the potential for conflicting Linux distributions: applications written for one Linux distribution should, if the LSB is followed, work on all distributions.
The Linux Standard Base specification contains a base set of APIs, libraries and interoperability standards. These are the fundamental tools necessary to create an industry-wide Linux standard. This is the right way to develop an operating system.
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