Our executive director just returned from India where he spoke at Linux Asia. He also discussed an opening of a testing center with the Indian government, which would be similar to the China testing center we announced in January. Here’s an article discussing the Indian plans here.
Great article on Groklaw discussing the definition of “open standards” and how it relates to ODF. This is an important point to understand and discuss as more and more companies (including some monopolies) throw the term “open standard” around in their marketing material.
Here’s another reminder that the future success of Linux is closely correlated with the number of applications available for it. This Computerworld article talks about the lack of success Linux has achieved in banks. The LSB and the activities of the FSG are here to fix that.
Today the Free Standards Group opened a certification lab in China. The LSB will form the basis of the National Standard in the PRC. This is huge news for the LSB, for China, for international standards and for Linux.
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, will be presenting this week at Gartner’s Open Source Conference. He will be leading a session on open standards and how they’re a crucial piece of the open source solution for CIOs. The FSG will be presenting this information in a webinar available on our site in 2006.