The Chinese government has been supporting the LSB and mandating its use by Linux distribution vendors. In this ZDNet article, a government officials talks about Linux use in China and the inclusion of the LSB.
Jonathan Schwartz has frequently beaten the open standards drum, but this post is an especially good one. While he’s singing the praises of the ODF (big surprise), his points on open standards and the interoperability they deliver are relevant to the LSB and other open source standards. He says:
Another article from this week’s OSBC conference. Infoweek covers Nick Carr’s speech on open source and how it is already transforming IT into a more centralized utility. While the topic certainly isn’t new (everyone from ASPs to utility or autonomic computing vendors have been sprouting the same messages for years), his points that open source is the enabling technology behind this revolution are interesting.
For those of you who are interested in the benefits of application certification to the LSB, we have a new resource to check out. This real player file will replay a recent webinar where FSG executive director Jim Zemlin and Lymeware CTO Michael Kabor discussed Michael’s recent experience certifying to the LSB.
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We are happy to report that rising commercial open source applications company SugarCRM has joined the FSG. They are the talk of OSBC, currently taking place here in San Francisco. You can read the details, such as they are, in the press release on freestandards.org.