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Free Standards Group Newsletter

We send out a regular newsletter to our members and other interested parties in the interest of good communication. I realize there is no reason it shouldn’t reach a wider audience. Here’s the latest. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. If you’d like to subscribe, please send an email stating as such to pr-at-our domain.

The last few months have been incredibly busy and fruitful for the FSG.

Highlights of our recent successes include:

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Taking Back the Word Open

Buying technology is inherently risky. When you purchase software you are entering into a futures contract with the supplier of that software. Open standards are the best solution to alleviate that risk. Customers understand this, vendors understand, government organizations understand this. Not surprisingly then, the word “open

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Catch the FSG in Moscow, New York

Ian Murdock, CTO of the FSG, will be speaking at Interop Moscow during the week of June 19. He will also be giving a plenary address at C3Expo in New York next week. You can read the press release below:

IAN MURDOCK TO DELIVER PLENARY SESSION AT C3

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Open Source, Open Standards: Interview with FSG

If you’re interested in standards and consortia and you haven’t read Consortiuminfo.org, you’re missing the boat. Andy Updegrove, noted standards authority, FSG director and author of consortiuminfo.org, recently devoted an entire issue of his Consortium Standards Bulletin to the open source, open standards divide, and as part of that issue, he interviewed Jim and Ian on the FSG. It’s a great examination of the issues facing open source standardization and is available here.

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Calling all ISVs: Take our Survey

The Free Standards Group is currently contacting software developers for a survey on their Linux development efforts. The results of this survey will help the Free Standards Group standardize differences between Linux distributions and will improve the development/testing support services provided by the FSG. Your answers will ultimately make it easier for software developers to target the Linux platform.

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LSB Summit

LSB Summit

Boston

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The Latest Standards Battlefield

We have a regular column in Enterprise Open Source Journal. Here’s the latest on the state of Mass and the latest standards battle.

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FSG/Linux World Podcast

The guy behind Linux World — John Mark Walker — recently taped a podcast with Jim, our executive director. In it, he talks about open standards, our desktop activities and his Commodore 64. (I had one, too. Oh, how I loved Cosmic Cruncher.) The blog with the mp3 file is here and the feed for the podcasts is here.

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Linux in China

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.

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Ian Murdock Podcast

For those of you into podcasts, here’s one with Ian Murdock, CTO of the Free Standards Group, from the floor of Linux World Boston. It’s episode 134.

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